Past Event

Contemporary art through alternative lenses

Regular: $29
Seniors and students: $22
Taxes included
School group packages available

Schedule (departures every hour):
Tuesday to Thursday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

For group reservations (contact the box office)

Guided tours: Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM and the first Sunday of each month.

*Access to the exhibition is strictly reserved for 13 +.

Looking to unleash the power of the imagination, the Surrealists invented cadavre exquis, an artistic method tapping into the collective consciousness. Moving beyond paper to virtual reality, the exhibition gathers individual contributions from compelling artists of our time.

Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson, Laurie Anderson, Antony Gormley and Paul McCarthy, among others, have leaped into a new form of expression, as an extension of their work. As we experience shared impulses and thoughts of all humankind, we glimpse bizarre and captivating worlds as seen through the lens of contemporary artists.

We now offer guided tours, an occasion to exchange and learn more about the works, in the company of a mediator. Choose this option in the box office calendar.

*Given the high demand, we strongly suggest that you reserve your tickets prior to showing up.

**Get 50% off the VR Cinema by getting a ticket for Cadavre exquis. An email will be sent to you one hour after purchase to take advantage of the discount. For online purchases only, certain conditions apply.

Rising, by Marina Abramović

Produced by Acute Art
*Canadian premiere

In this disturbing and poetic call to action, the artist raises awareness of climate change by leading us to observe and "live" the irreversible effects of rising sea levels.

United States | 2018 | 8 minutes
Language: English

To The Moon, by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang

*Canadian premiere

This experience presents an imaginary vision of the moon combining images and symbols borrowed from greek mythology, literature, science, sci-fi space movies and politics.

Taïwan, United States | 2018 | 15 minutes
Language: English

Chalkroom, by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang

It is an immense structure made up of words, drawings and stories. The letters fly through the air, fall to dust and re-form all around, allowing us to wander virtually from room to room.

Taïwan, United States | 2018 | 15 minutes
Language: English

Aloft, by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang

*Canadian premiere

Beginning in a plane that takes off and disintegrates over New York, this nightmare apprehended by all is however quickly transformed into space exploration.

United States | 2018 | 15 minutes
Language: English

The Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang trilogy is presented as a Montreal premiere.

Rainbow, by Olafur Eliasson

Produced by Acute Art
*Canadian premiere

An ephemeral and virtual rainbow reacts to the movement of the body allowing us to interact directly with the elements at the heart of the work.

United Kingdom | 2017
No dialogue

C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experiment Mary and Eve, by Paul McCarthy

Produced by Khora Contemporary

Exposing the obscurity at the heart of mainstream culture, McCarthy probes systems of gender, politics and popular culture that more or less unnoticeably rule our world.

United States, Denmark | 2017 | 9 minutes
Language: English

*This work is intended for an audience of 16 years and over.

Lunatick, by Antony Gormley and Priyamvada Natarajan

Produced by Acute Art
*Canadian premiere

Lunatick uses data collected by NASA to map a real and interactive journey, leaving Earth to travel through atmosphere, stratosphere, the asteroid belt, and into outer space.

United Kingdom | 2019 | 12 minutes
Language: English

Bodyless, by Hsin-Chien Huang

*Canadian premiere

In 1960s Taiwan, during martial law, an old political prisoner transforms into a digital entity before his ghost returns to haunt the places of his lost life.

Taïwan | 2019 | 31 minutes
Language: English

Prerequisites 7, by Koo Jeong A

Produced par Acute Art
*Canadian premiere

The ephemeral and poetic sketches of the Korean artist Koo Jeong A, come alive before our eyes and take on a whole new dimension thanks to augmented reality.

United Kingdom | 2019
No dialogue

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