Past Exhibits


Emanuel Licha: Now Have A Look At This Machine

Hotel Machine
Display Date: 
September 17 - December 31, 2016
Level 4

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

Curator: Lesley Johnstone, Head of Exhibitions and Education at the MACM

The exhibition consists of an installation version of the hour-long creative documentary Hotel Machine that was filmed by Emanuel Licha in five cities—Beirut, Sarajevo, Gaza, Kyiv and Belgrade—in five hotels that house war correspondents covering conflicts. The film is presented in one central projection space surrounded by five adjacent archive stations, which through texts, images and documents define aspects of the concept of the “war hotel.”

Organized and circulated by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Image: Emanuel Licha, Hotel Machine (2016). Film still. Courtesy of the artist and Les Contes. Modernes.