Once Upon A Time… The Western A New Frontier in Art and Film, is running at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from October 14th to February 4th, 2018. At last, a thematic exhibition that I can get behind.
Once Upon A Time is a multidisciplinary exhibition that takes a new look at the Western film genre by examining its links to painting, sculpture and photography from the middle of the 19th century to today. The show studies the creation, transmission and transformation of Western myth in both Canada and the United States.
The exhibition uses over 400 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, artefacts, film stills and excerpts to examine the ongoing dialogue between fine art and cinema.
While the exhibition features some of the great names in western painting it also contains work by First Nations artists like Kent Monkman, Wendy Red Star and Brad Kaldhamer, as they subvert the accepted narrative and try to win back their history with their perspective.
As you would imagine the exhibition is also rife with the work of modern film directors, such as Sergio Leone, Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee and the Coen brothers. The show also takes a close look at how the publication of dime novels on western themes and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show influenced the development of the western mythos.
Once Upon A Time… The Western A New Frontier in Art and Film, is running
The Laurentians region abounds with marvellously quaint villages nestled in the heart of the mountains, flooded with sunlight for the pleasure of residents and vacationers. On a road bordered by century-old white pines with needles that tickle the sky, I am on my way to meet with an artist whose production will reveal an unexpected wealth of riches.
As I drive on, I have the feeling that the mountains have never been so green, that the vegetation has never been so luxuriant than in this summer of 2016. All along my route, magnificent cinnamon ferns lurk in the shadows, in contrast with the gor- ged-in-light background. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
Text by Robert Lafontaine
The Laurentians region abounds with marvellously quaint villages nestled in the heart of the mountains, flooded with sunlight for the pleasure of residents…