From October 10, 2019 to January 5, 2020,
this surprising exhibition invites you for a unique experience! COZIC
Over to You is a must-see for art lovers at the Pierre
Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Monic Brassard and Yvon Cozic are the two halves of this artistic partnership. A couple in real life, the pair met at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal in the early 1960s. Although a myth exists that artistic genius can only be individual, COZIC has proven that a work of art can be the product of two heads. Over the years, their work has been shown in more than three hundred exhibitions across North America and Europe, and their career has been recognized by many prestigious awards.
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is proud to present the first museum retrospective dedicated to COZIC, a creative duo described as a "two-headed, four-handed artist". The exhibition highlights the key moments and major artworks of their fascinating career. Among the achievements of COZIC has been their role in decompartmentalizing the visual arts in Quebec. Displaying a limitless creativity and exemplary originality, COZIC stood out during the Quiet Revolution by using unconventional media and creating works of art that demonstrate great versatility.
COZIC establishes a new rapport between the viewer and its creations. It’s your turn to become an active participant engaged in the museum experience. Some one hundred works of art, from the collection from 1967 to today, are on display and many of them call on senses other than sight. Visitors are invited to walk through some works and touch, smell and decode others. It’s a universe of explosive creativity to discover! You’re sure to remember this dynamic exhibition for a long time to come.