International Archives 2nd half of 2015
In line with its ongoing policy of bringing the visual arts and music together, the Museum has invited French artist Céleste Boursier-
An astounding sonic arrangement featuring songbirds and electric guitars, from here to ear consists of more than seventy zebra finches, enchanting little chaffinches from central Australia, “performing” in the Square. These tuneful and gregarious birds settle in groups on unusual perches: a dozen amplified electric guitars and basses ready to receive the finches, which, as they fly about on the strings, play pre-
Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this immersive installation is the Canadian premiere for this French artist who represented his country in the 2015 Biennale in Venice. After more than fifteen interpretations, the version presented at the Museum will be one of the largest ever.
The artist. Céleste Boursier-
The birds. They come from a breeding farm in Thetford Mines. The thirty-
Exhibition 25 November 2015 -
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