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The Life of Leonard Cohen

120 minsFirst aired 17 Apr 2019
Courtesy of MAC Montréal

Curator John Zeppetelli discusses A Crack in Everything, an exhibit exploring the life and art of the beloved singer, songwriter and poet.

In 2017, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal debuted Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, a multidisciplinary exhibition celebrating the life and works of singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. It features Cohen’s own writings and drawings alongside interactive works in which artists explore the depths of Cohen’s singular aesthetic and worldview. This year, the show embarks on a world tour, stopping first in New York City (where it’s at the Jewish Museum through September 8, followed by Copenhagen and San Francisco next year). On today’s Peak Time, Vivian speaks with MAC curator John Zeppetelli about Cohen’s ties to Montréal, his unique style and the process of commissioning artists to celebrate the five-decade career of one of the world’s most iconic voices. Plus, we’ve got a sneak peak of what you’ll hear on your visit to the exhibition.


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