Housed in a converted historic building in Old Montreal it is a privately endowed foundation with a bold mandate focused on the most avant-garde in international art. From Sophie Calle and Jenny Holzer to Marc Quinn and Ryoji Ikeda, and the upcoming antics of the British duo of Jake and Dinos Chapman (April), it consistently offers Montreal art aficionados the best there is in contemporary art from around the world, in a dizzying variety of mediums. Sometimes accessible, sometimes challenging, the exhibitions inadvertently provoke a reaction, garnering wide media coverage and comments.

It doesn't hurt that the admission is free and the hours flexible, making DHC/ART a truly unique art centre. Its latest offering is an iBook, an electronic book that is bound to thrill fans of the Foundation. Consisting of several Notebooks focusing on all the exhibitions presented in the space from 2007 to 2013, it is a well-packaged marketing bijou. Accompanied by expanded content, the iBook continues the Foundation's aim of fostering greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art, reflected in the education and outreach programs and various public events that are part of every exhibition it launches.

The iBook is a product of the collaboration with Apple Canada, which in July 2013 asked DHC/ART to be among the first art venues to create an IBook for its iTunes. So, as of now, just go to iTunes and search for DHC/ART to access the archives, available in both English and French, of all the exhibitions.

Notebook 1: Marc Quinn
Notebook 2: Sophie Calle, Re-Enactments and Christian Marclay
Notebook 3: Michal Rovner and Survivre au temps
Notebook 4: Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Jenny Holzer
Notebook 5: Ceal Floyer, Berlinde de Bruyckere and John Currin
Notebook 6: Chroniques d’une disparition and Ryoji Ikeda
Notebook 7: Thomas Demand and Cory Arcangel

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
451 & 465, Saint-Jean Street (corner of Notre-Dame, Old Montreal)
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2R5 Canada

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Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.