Montreal’s Contemporary Arts Museum, hosts its first solo show of British artist Runa Islam. Prisms and Pantone!
I first saw the work of contemporary artist Runa Islam at the 2005 Venice Biennale where her film of china tea cups slowly crashing to the ground was a hit. Runa’s international reputation was enhanced by her nomination for Britain’s Turner Prize in 2008. Islam is a world citizen: she was born in Bangladesh, she studied in London, where she now works, and is represented by the prestigious White Cube Gallery.
As for her current show at the Musée d’art contemporain, it is a coproduction with the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Sydney, Australia. Her premiering film, Magical Consciousness 2010, is a shared commission by the two museums. Love images? Watch Assault 2008. A man is ‘hit’ by glorious saturated colours. Prisms and Pantone! Go and see the film installations of this art star.
185 Ste-Catherine Street West 514-847-6226
On til September 6, 2010. Closed Sunday and Monday.
RELAX Bring a picnic and enjoy the huge new Place des Festivals right next to the museum.