A new identity

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal becomes
MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image

MOMENTA is the plural form of the Latin word momentum. It speaks to the character of our biennale as an event in time, also alluding to the pioneering concept of “the decisive moment” posited by the photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. MOMENTA also references the different temporalities of the image as an event, as the time of a shoot, as a work exhibited and received within temporal parameters. The sense of this moment is conveyed, as well, in such modes as the encounter with, and experience of, exhibited artworks, as well as in the sharing and remembering of them.

The organization’s mission remains the same: to produce a biennale that dialogues with the global art world while addressing issues related to the still and moving contemporary image, in collaboration with various exhibition partners gathered around a common project. MOMENTA supports Canadian artists by bringing to light the relevance, diversity, and quality of their work, and by presenting it within an international context.


To learn more about the work of some artists of MOMENTA 2017,

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MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image
5445, de Gaspé Ave, #335
Montréal (Québec)
H2T 3B2 Canada

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