In an economic, social, and cultural context in which material production is ubiquitous, it can become haunting, excessive, enchanting, inebriating—such that, from one moment to the next, objects may become obsolete and lose their symbolic potential. Such frenetic production redefines the limits of objects, turning them into mere “things,” even to the extent of impacting their ontology.
Given the issues of consumption that characterize the contemporary world, these thingified objects are given dizzying visibility even as, ironically, they are rendered invisible by boundless accumulation.
In its 2019 edition, MOMENTA examines this paradox through works whose poetry and critical input shake up the horizons and compose new perspectives regarding our relationships with objects. The biennale brings out universes that are constructed between individuals and their environment, highlighting transferences that take place between subject and object.
By exploring the character—even the personality—of the object conveyed through images, MOMENTA proposes a piercing look at the life of things.
MOMENTA 2019 speaks to various audiences: both to art experts and amateurs, people of all ages, and diverse communities. The artistic program for exploring the biennale is enriched by a vast mediation program, MOMENTA Creative, which offers a myriad of educational activities, creative workshops, and guided tours. To these are added lectures and roundtables to stimulate in-depth interests and further knowledge about the artists.
The schedule of activities and events will be released at the opening of the biennale, on September 4, 2019.