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September 2017

Leonard Cohen: Rituals of Absence

Thu September 28, 2017 - Fri November 10, 2017
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  The Museum of Jewish Montreal is excited to announce the vernissage to launch our year-long exhibit series, Rituals//Fragments at the Museum on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM. The inaugural exhibit, Leonard Cohen: Rituals of Absence, features photographs by Montreal-based artist Morgane CG. Her images document the impromptu memorial of flowers, candles, tea, and oranges left on Cohen’s Plateau doorstep last November. In the wake of his passing, admirers from across Montreal congregated there to pay their respects and…

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November 2017

Miss Mitzvah

Thu November 16, 2017 - Sat January 20, 2018
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Miss Mitzvah is an ongoing interactive installation and storytelling project which explores Bat Mitzvahs and coming-of-age rituals within a consumer-driven culture. Collecting narratives from young women in New York and Montreal through hands-on workshops and interviews, this first installation of the collection at the Museum of Jewish Montreal consists of an archive of real Bat Mitzvah dresses, invitations, photographs, and other genuine relics from various simchas, which we invite you to explore. About the Artist Zoe Penina Baker is…

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January 2018

1001 lights

Sun January 28, 2018 - Sun April 22, 2018
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Scintillements | 1001 Lights consists of individually documented Shabbat candle-lighting ceremonies playing in syncopation with each other. Forming the crux of the film’s visuals is a fluid hand gesture choreography in response to these individual ceremonies. The 15-minute piece is projected on a loop in the late afternoon and evening hours onto the street-level windows of the Museum of Jewish Montreal, located in the heart of the Plateau at the corner of boul. St. Laurent and Duluth. During the…

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