Sunday, October 12, 2008
Musee d'art contemporian de Montreal presents "Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967"
Sympathy for the Devil
Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967
October 10, 2008 to January 11, 2009
The Musée is literally electrified this fall by the exhibition Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967.
Organized by Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Sympathy for the Devil examines the history of the relationship between avant-garde art and rock music over the past forty years. From Andy Warhol’s legendary involvement with The Velvet Underground in New York in 1967 to the dazzling 2007 installation Pinball Wizard and The Byrds (Love in a Void) by British artist Jim Lambie, Sympathy for the Devil is the most comprehensive presentation ever—including artworks, album cover design, music videos and other materials—of work that has emerged from the intersection of these two cultures. The title is taken from the eponymous Rolling Stones song.
The exhibition comprises over 100 works (installations, sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, photographs) produced by sixty artists and collectives, subdivided into six themes corresponding to the music scenes in New York, the U.K., continental Europe, the West Coast (particularly Los Angeles), the U.S. Midwest and the rest of the world.
The Musée d'art contemporain is the only stop in Canada and the Northeast for this exhibition.
SOURCE: Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal