September 21, 2016 - La Biennale de Montréal - La Biennale de Montréal 2016: Le Grand Balcon
September 21, 2016

La Biennale de Montréal

La Biennale de Montréal 2016
Le Grand Balcon
(The Grand Balcony)
October 19, 2016–January 15, 2017

Opening days: October 17–20

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La Biennale de Montréal is pleased to announce the final list of artists participating in BNLMTL 2016, Le Grand Balcon (The Grand Balcony), curated by Philippe Pirotte with the support of curatorial advisors Corey McCorkle, Aseman Sabet and Kitty Scott. Le Grand Balcon is presented by La Biennale de Montréal and co-produced with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC).

Le Grand Balcon will feature new and/or recent works by 55 artists and collectives at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, La Biennale de Montréal's main venue, and across a number of downtown spaces. This multi-site exhibition operates in parallel to a dynamic program of talks, performances, concerts, screenings and publications.

Final list of artists and collectives: Haig Aivazian (Lebanon); Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Nigeria/USA); Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (Turkey); Knut Åsdam (Norway); Eric Baudelaire (France); Thomas Bayrle (Germany); Nadia Belerique (Canada); Valérie Blass (Canada); Michael Blum (Israel/Germany/France/Canada); Shannon Bool (Canada/Germany); Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa); Elaine Cameron-Weir (Canada/USA); Chris Curreri (Canada); Moyra Davey (Canada/USA); Nicole Eisenman (USA); Em’kal Eyongakpa (Cameroon/The Netherlands); Geoffrey Farmer (Canada); Isa Genzken (Germany); Liao Guohe (China); Lena Henke (Germany); Judith Hopf (Germany); Anne Imhof (Germany); IMPURE FICTION (Germany); Luis Jacob (Peru/Canada); Myriam Jacob-Allard (Canada); Brian Jungen (Canada); Janice Kerbel (Canada/United Kingdom); Hassan Khan (Egypt); Meiro Koizumi (Japan); David Lamelas (Argentina, USA, Germany); Zac Langdon-Pole (New Zealand/Germany); Tanya Lukin Linklater (USA/Canada); Kerry James Marshall (USA); Corey McCorkle (USA); Nathalie Melikian (Canada/Sweden); Luzie Meyer (Germany); Joe Namy (USA/Lebanon); Shahryar Nashat (Switzerland/Germany); Cady Noland (USA); Camille Norment (USA/Norway); Celia Perrin Sidarous (Canada); PME-Art / Jacob Wren (Canada); Marina Rosenfeld (USA); Cameron Rowland (USA); Ben Schumacher (Canada/USA); Walter Scott (Canada); Benjamin Seror (France/Belgium); Frances Stark (USA); Thirteen Black Cats (USA); Luke Willis Thompson (New Zealand/United Kingdom); David Gheron Tretiakoff (France/Belgium); Luc Tuymans (Belgium); Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Germany); Haegue Yang (Germany/South Korea); Xu Zhen (Produced by MadeInCompany) (China)

Art professionals may request accreditation for the press and professional previews, October 17–20. Accreditation closes on October 15.

Many visitors are expected in Montréal during La Biennale de Montréal's opening days. We encourage you to book your hotel room early. Our partner hotels are pleased to offer preferential rates to our visitors.
Renaissance Montréal Downtown
Zero 1 Montréal Hotel (promo code BNLMTL)

Opening days highlights

Professional preview: October 18, 1–5pm, MAC

Benefit preview: October 18, 7–10pm, MAC
A celebration of BNLMTL 2016 artists benefiting La Biennale de Montréal.
Limited number of tickets available.

October 18–20, various times and locations
Angst 3 by Anne Imhof
The Misanthrope by IMPURE FICTION
DOUG by Janice Kerbel
He was a poet and he taught us how to react and to become this poetry Part 2 by Tanya Lukin Linklater
Free Exercise by Marina Rosenfeld

October 17, 7–8pm
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Bourgie Hall
Luc Tuymans + Kerry James Marshall in conversation; moderated by Philippe Pirotte

October 18, 6–7pm
Place des Arts, Cinquième Salle
Janice Kerbel + Marina Rosenfeld in conversation

October 19, 6–7pm
Place des Arts, Cinquième Salle
Moyra Davey

October 20, 6–7pm
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
Haig Aivazian

October 19, Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
October 20, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
Artists' panels with contributions by Valérie Blass, Michael Blum, Shannon Bool, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Lena Henke, Luis Jacob, Myriam Jacob-Allard, Zac Langdon-Pole, Nathalie Melikian, Celia Perrin SidarousBenjamin Seror, Thirteen Black Cats, Luke Willis Thompson, David Gheron Tretiakoff and more.

About La Biennale de Montréal
The mission of La Biennale de Montréal is to foster, support, interpret and disseminate the most current visual arts practices by producing the biennial event BNLMTL. All of the initiatives of La Biennale de Montréal are premised on risk and experimentation. Its goal is to support daring, thought-provoking art practices and curatorial projects while offering the public a diversity of experiences.

About the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than 50 years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive permanent collection.

For more information, please contact:
La Biennale de Montréal 
P.O. Box 39074, Saint-Alexandre
Montréal (QC) H3B 0B2 Canada
T +1 514 521 7340 / T +1 888 617 7331 / info [​at​]

Canadian media, please contact:
Diane Ouellet, Communications Director
, La Biennale de Montréal
: T +1 514 521 7340

International media, please contact:
Julia Lukacher, SUTTON: T +1 212 202 3402

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