This spring and summer, The Jewish Museum in New York City is presenting “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything,” a contemporary art exhibition devoted to the late Canadian singer-songwriter. The exhibition will include a video projection displaying Cohen’s own artwork, as well as a modern multimedia gallery where visitors can listen to covers of Cohen’s songs by musicians such as Moby, The National with Sufjan Stevens, Richard Reed Parry, and many others.
In addition to this multimedia gallery, fans can view Passing Through (2017) by George Fok. By using an expansive collection of audiovisual material, Fok honors and highlights Cohen’s individuality in his music, in his personality and on stage. Visitors will have the opportunity to travel through time, reliving all of the life-changing memories and musical moments Cohen had shared with the world.
In addition to portraits, videos and audiovisual material for fans to look at, the exhibit has many interactive components. In Kara Blake’s multichannel video projection titled The Offerings (2017), she creates an immersive setting in which visitors can hear Cohen’s singular voice and even engage in an intimate conversation with Cohen. More personal interaction can be found in Ari Folman’s Depression Chamber (2017), where visitors enter a dark room one at a time to be confronted by the themes of depression, a subject that can be found in many of Cohen’s work.
All of these pieces among many others can be found in New York City’s Jewish Museum from April 12 through Sept. 8 2019, before traveling to Copenhagen and San Francisco.