August 30, 2019 - MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image - MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image: The Life of Things
August 30, 2019

MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image

Anouk Kruithof, Folly, 2017. Inkjet prints on anti-slip mats (rubber), fiberglass, paint, metal, LED-shoes, gas-cable. © Anouk Kruithof.

MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image
The Life of Things
September 5–October 13, 2019

Inauguration: September 4, 5pm at Galerie de l'UQAM and 6:30pm at VOX
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From September 5 to October 13, 2019, MOMENTA 2019 invites the public to discover The Life of Things, in which the consumerist and symbolic dimensions of the objects will be put into dialogue. The 16th edition of the biennale is organized by curator María Wills Londoño in collaboration with Audrey Genois and Maude Johnson.


Thematic exhibition
Galerie de L'UQAM
Laura Aguilar (United States) / Kader Attia (Algeria/France) / Patricia Domínguez (Chile) / Chun Hua Catherine Dong (China/Canada) / Jeneen Frei Njootli (Canada) / Gauri Gill (India) / Jérôme Havre (France/Canada) / Keyezua (Angola) / Rafael Ortega (Mexico) / Victoria Sin (Canada/United Kingdom) / Cauleen Smith (United States) / Camille Turner (Canada)

Elisabeth Belliveau (Canada) / Maeve Brennan (United Kingdom) / Peter Fischli + David Weiss (Switzerland) / Felicity Hammond (United Kingdom) / Anouk Kruithof (The Netherlands) / Taus Makhacheva (Russia) / Bridget Moser (Canada) / Meagan Musseau (Canada) / Juan Ortiz-Apuy (Costa Rica/Canada)

Solo and group exhibitions
Centre Clark: Hannah Doerksen (Canada)
Dazibao: Karen Paulina Biswell (Colombia/France) + Laura Huertas Millán (Colombia/France) + Ana Mendieta (Cuba)
Galerie B-312: Maggie Groat (Canada) + Jamie Ross (Canada)
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery: Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil)
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal: Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico)
Musée d'Art de Joliette: Marina Gadonneix (France), in collaboration with Les Rencontres d’Arles
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts: Alinka Echeverría (Mexico/United Kingdom)
McCord Museum: Celia Perrin Sidarous (Canada)
Occurence: Raphaëlle de Groot (Canada)
Optica: Miguel Angel Ríos (Argentina)
Optica: Batia Suter (Switzerland/The Netherlands), in collaboration with LE BAL (Paris)
Mile End District (public space): Izumi Miyazaki (Japan)

MOMENTA Creative
The biennale includes the MOMENTA Creative program, which offers a host of educational activities, creative workshops, and guided visits, developed in relation to the biennale’s theme, for groups, families, and individuals.

As with every edition, MOMENTA produces a thematic publication to accompany the program, co-published with the German publishing house Kerber Verlag. It includes previously unpublished essays by Amanda de la Garza (Mexico), Anne- Marie Dubois (Canada), Maude Johnson (Canada), Dominique Quessada (France), and María Wills Londoño (Colombia). In addition, artists Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada/France) and Maryse Larivière (Canada) each present an exclusive artwork in its pages.

MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image, formerly Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, is an international contemporary art biennale devoted to the image. Based in Montréal, the biennale has taken place every two years since 1989. Its activities include exhibitions, public events, educational programs, artistic and social collaborations, and more. Over the last eight editions, the biennale has presented more than 450 artists and attendance has totalled 2 million. There were 171,854 exhibition visits during the 2017 edition of MOMENTA.

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