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The life of Things

An international contemporary art biennale devoted to the image 

Since more than thirty years: an exceptional rendezvous in Montréal’s most important museums, galleries and artist-run centres. 

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. 

From September 5 to October 13, 2019, the 16th edition of the biennale presents 39 artists around the theme The Life of Things, curated by María Wills Londoño in collaboration with Audrey Genois and Maude Johnson.

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*Admission fees apply for exhibitions at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. 

39 Artists
20 Countries
13 Exhibitions
12 Venues + Public Space of Mile End

Theme MOMENTA 2019 The Life of Things
MOMENTA Creative Workshops and Tours
Events Calendar
© Jérôme Havre + Cauleen Smith + Camille Turner / Elisabeth Belliveau / Bridget Moser / Victoria Sin


Upcoming events

Mile End district – Public space Thursday, Aug 15th5:00 pm Opening Pre-opening of the biennale Opening

Inauguration of the #TrouvezIzumi Tour

Galerie de l’UQAM Wednesday, Sept 4th5:00 pm Opening Inauguration of the thematic exhibition The Life of Things Opening
VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine Wednesday, Sept 4th6:30 pm Opening Inauguration of the thematic exhibition The Life of Things Opening
McCord Museum Thursday, Sept 5th5:00 pm Opening Opening of the exhibition The Archivist Opening
Galerie B-312 Thursday, Sept 5th6:00 pm Opening Opening of the exhibition Living Entities Opening

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