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In Search of Expo 67

David Ross

A major exhibition of new works by contemporary Québec and Canadian artists, inspired by Expo 67

A special exhibition by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal to mark the 50th anniversary of Expo 67

July 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017

The exhibition In Search of Expo 67 is a contemporary artistic exploration of a great moment in our history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Montreal World’s Fair and In Search of Expo 67 brings a brand-new and original perspective to the big issues it addressed. The exhibition consists of 19 works by contemporary Quebec and Canadian artists, including 16 new works. Architecture, sound art, visual art, film and music are the poles around which this creative endeavour turns.

Driven by committed artistic and archival research, the artworks highlight the exceptional creative liberty given to the artists, architects, filmmakers and designers who took part in the original exhibition, their experimentation with state-of-the-art technology and the diverse nature of their creations. The exhibition is part of the official program celebrating the 375th anniversary of Montreal and Expo 67 – 50 Years Later.

The exhibition has three components: new works, recreations of original works with today’s technology, and activation of archival materials. 

Exhibition Organization and Support 

The exhibition In Search of Expo 67 is the result of the collaboration between co-curators Lesley Johnstone, Head of Exhibitions and Education at the MAC, and Monika Kin Gagnon, professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, and co-director of CINEMAexpo67.

The exhibition has been organized with the support of CINEMAexpo67, Concordia University, the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, Hexagram, Cinémathèque québécoise, Place des Arts, Archives de la Ville de Montréal, National Film Board of Canada, National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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