Co­hen ex­hibit to em­bark on tour

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(CP) — A Mon­treal ex­hibit cel­e­brat­ing the work and life of Leonard Co­hen is head­ing on an in­ter­na­tional tour next spring.

Leonard Co­hen: A Crack in Ev­ery­thing starts the first phase of its global run in New York, say or­ga­niz­ers at Mon­treal’s con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum.

The ex­hibit will open at the Jewish Mu­seum in New York City from April 12 un­til Sept. 8 be­fore head­ing over­seas.

It’ll then make a stop in Den­mark where the col­lec­tion of Co­hen’s mu­sic, po­etry and art­work will be split be­tween Copen­hagen’s Kun­st­forenin­gen GL Strand and the nearby Niko­laj Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter from Oct. 23 to Feb. 16, 2020.

The ex­hibit will later visit San Fran­cisco’s Con­tem­po­rary Jewish Mu­seum from Sept. 17, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.

Or­ga­niz­ers say ad­di­tional cities could be added to the sched­ule.

The Co­hen ex­hibit was com­piled with the late singer-song­writer’s bless­ing shortly be­fore his death on Nov. 7, 2016. The col­lec­tion fo­cuses on telling his life story through in­stal­la­tions that com­bine vis­ual art, mu­sic, writ­ing and vir­tual re­al­ity by artists from 10 coun­tries.

Among the dozens lend­ing their tal­ents to the ex­hibit are renowned U.S. vis­ual artist Jenny Holzer, South African artist Candice Bre­itz and Mon­treal film­maker Kara Blake.

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