Contemporary art can sometimes be pretentious or obscure, but DHC/ART adds an edgy sense of wit, with exhibitions ranging from the visual puns of Ceal Floyer to the exuberant portraits of John Currin. 451 rue St.-Jean, (514) 849-3742.
By Matt Gross, AFAR Contributor
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Easily the best privately owned art space in the city, DHC/ART’s main exhibition space is a completely renovated historic four-storey building in Old Montreal that is itself a work of art. Dedicated mainly to solo exhibitions by international art stars, it has brought us Jake & Dinos Chapman, John Curin, Jenny Holzer and Christian Marclay over the years, keeping Montreal connected to the goings-on of the contemporary art world with a timeliness and a sophistication that no museum can match. DHC/ART is also the best at throwing grandiose openings that rock the block until the wee hours.
By Isa Tousignant, AFAR Local Expert
451 Rue Saint Jean, Montréal, QC H2Y 2R5, Canada
Sat, Sun 11am - 6pm
Wed - Fri 12pm - 7pm