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MOMENTA Biennale de l'image

September 28, 2021
Sensing Nature
September 8–October 24, 2021
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MOMENTA Biennale de l’image is delighted to announce the opening of its 17th edition. The exhibitions run until October 24, 2021. Under the title Sensing Nature, curator Stefanie Hessler in collaboration with Camille Georgeson-Usher, Maude Johnson, and Himali Singh Soin consider environmental justice and its intersections with social justice as a matter of sensing and feeling as much as of analysis and grassroots activism.


Exhibition program

Of the Land
At Galerie de l’UQAM
Artists: Carolina Caycedo (b. United Kingdom), Taloi Havini (Nakas Tribe Hakö, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea), Ts̱ēmā Igharas (Tāłtān, b. Canada), Kama La Mackerel (b. Mauritius), Erin Siddall (b. Canada), Miriam Simun (b. United States), Eve Tagny (b. Canada)

New Red Order: The Last of the Lemurians
At Centre CLARK
Artists: Adam Khalil (Ojibway, b. United Snakes), Zack Khalil (Ojibway, b. United States), Kite (Oglála Lakȟóta, b. United States), Jackson Polys (Tlingit, b. Kichx̱áan)

Worldmaking Tentacles
At Fonderie Darling
Artists: Charlotte Brathwaite (b. United Kingdom), Julien Creuzet (b. France), Sandra Mujinga (b. Democratic Republic of the Congo), Tabita Rezaire (b. France), Jamilah Sabur (b. Jamaica), Tejal Shah (b. India)

Léuli Eshrāghi: The end is where we start from
At Diagonale
Artist: Léuli Eshrāghi (Sāmoa, b. Australia)

Chloë Lum &Yannick Desranleau: Crushed Butterflies Dream Too
At Galerie B-312
Artists: Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau (b. Canada)

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Poetic Disorder
At Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
Artist: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. Porto Rico)

Anne Duk Hee Jordan: Intimacy of Strangers
At Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Artist: Anne Duk Hee Jordan (b. Korea)

Exquisite Score
At McCord Museum
Artists: Caroline Monnet (Anishinaabe/French, b. Canada), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache, b. United States)

Rivers Flowing Through Bodies
At Occurrence
Artists: Candice Lin (b. United States), Thao Nguyen Phan (b. Vietnam), P. Staff (b. United Kingdom)

BUSH Gallery: Diffracting. Of Light and of Land
At OPTICA
Artists: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill (Metis), Peter Morin (Tāłtān), Tania Willard (Secwépemc)

Abbas Akhavan: spill
At PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art
In collaboration with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Artist: Abbas Akhavan (b. Iran)

Jamilah Sabur: The Mountain Sings Underwater
At PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art
Artist: Jamilah Sabur (b. Jamaica)

Wet Futures
At VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine
Artists: Jen Bervin (b. United States), Carolina Caycedo (b. United Kingdom), Maryse Goudreau (b. Canada), Ayesha Hameed (b. Canada), Ts̱ēmā Igharas (Tāłtān, b. Canada), Hamedine Kane (b. Mauritania), Susan Schuppli (b. Canada), Erin Siddall (b. Canada), Susanne M. Winterling (b. Germany)


Special projects

Teionhenkwen – Supporters of Life
An Indigenous-led garden on the outdoor site of the Grande Bibliothèque / BAnQ
Artist: T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh/Stó:lō/Hawaiian/Swiss, b. Canada)

Liquid Crystals
Experience 11 augmented reality artworks that you can access as filters using your mobile device: 
Artists: Frances Adair Mckenzie (b. Canada), alaska B (b. Canada), Scott Benesiinaabandan (Anishinaabe, b. Canada), Anna Binta Diallo (b. Senegal), Maryse Goudreau (b. Canada), Ts̱ēmā Igharas (Tāłtān, b. Canada), Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe/Aamjiwnaang, b. Canada), Kama La Mackerel (b. Mauritius), Malik McKoy (b. Canada), Alex McLeod (b. Canada), Sabrina Ratté (b. Canada),

Performance program
Five artists present online performances exploring speculative futures, ancestral memories, nondual realities, and healing practices.
Artists: Léuli Eshrāghi (Sāmoa, b. Australia), Lara Kramer (Oji-Cree/Mennonite, b. Canada), Kama La Mackerel (b. Mauritius), James Oscar (d. Trinidad, b. Canada), Tejal Shah (b. India)


Sponsors
Australia Council for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Desjardins, RBC Foundation, Gouvernement du Québec, Government of Canada, Ville de Montréal, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (Germany), Institut français, Consulat général de France à Québec, Office for Contemporary Art Norway

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