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MOMENTA is also a vast program of public activities to enable a wider audience to meet the artists and see their works. These activities take different forms oriented toward discovery, reflection, and creation.

 

Photo: Terrance Houle, Urban Indian #7, 2007.
© Terrance Houle


LECTURES AND CONFERENCES

 

MOMENTA presents a series of discussions and lectures to provide a forum for discussion and reflection for artists and thinkers in relation to the public in a dynamic and accessible way.

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Day of discussion with 10 of the MOMENTA artists + curator Ami Barak

• ERIN SHIRREFF • JAYCE SALLOUM • NELSON HENRICKS • JONAS ST. MICHAEL • VALÉRIE MRÉJEN • TERRANCE HOULE • KIM WALDRON • MATAN MITTWOCH • JIN-ME YOON • ARTIE VIERKANT •

Sujets a: desire — appeals

Sujets a alludes to a central concept animating Ami Barak’s curatorial theme: Jacques Lacan’s objet a. This series of discussions draws Lacan’s concept into a space for conversation.

Public is invited to exchange with these artists to make out some of the motives which drive their work.

September 9, 10 am — 3:30 pm

Places are limited, reservation here!

The MOMENTA Passport is required to attend this event, which includes a tour of the CCA exhibitions guided by Curator Francesco Garruti, between 12:45pm and 1:15pm.

Where: Shaughnessy House mansion, Canadian Centre                for Architecture (CCA)

              1920 Baile Street

               Montreal, QC H3H 2S6

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Discussion focusing on the catalogue What Does the Image Stand For?

October 11, 5pm–6:15pm, Artexte

TALK BY BORIS MITIĆ *

September 20, 12:45pm, Galerie de l’UQAM

TALK BY NADIA MYRE *

November 22, 12:45pm
Pavillon Judith-Jasmin’s Agora, UQAM

* In collaboration with UQAM’s Intervenants Culturels Internationaux Program (ICI)


SCREENING NIGHTS

3 screening nights presenting works by 3 artists of MOMENTA 2017

Terrance Houle

September 13, 9pm

Boris Mitić

September 20, 7pm
With the artist

Valérie Mréjen

September 27, 7pm

Cinémathèque québécoise
335 de Maisonneuve Blvd East
Admission: $10
Discount offered to holders of a MOMENTA Passport


 

PORTFOLIO DISCOVERIES

On October 14, the public is invited to discover the portfolios of 15 off-program artists at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal . This activity offers a different view of the local art scene’s vitality.  

11am–4pm, Beverley Webster Rolph Hall


DAZIBAO PRIZE

Since 2007, the Dazibao Prize has been awarded to an artist participating in MOMENTA, whose work has stood out for its conceptual rigour, its relevance, and its contribution to image-based practices. The recipient of the prize is invited to produce a book for Dazibao’s Les portables series, which is launched at the following edition of the biennale at the same time as the announcement of that edition’s recipient. Dedicated exclusively to a project by the artist, each title in this series acts as a travelling exhibition with unlimited circulation. The Dazibao Prize has been awarded to Gustavo Artigas (2007), Zineb Sedira (2009), Jim Verburg (2011), Suzy Lake (2013), and Liam Maloney (2015).

This year, the Dazibao Prize event takes place on October 13, upon invitation, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.


OPENINGS

Wednesday September 6, 2017

Official inauguration, launch of the catalogue, and opening festivities
• Galerie de l’UQAM • VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine • Artexte

Thursday September 7, 2017

• McCord Museum • Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
• Montreal Museum of Fine-Arts

Friday September 8, 2017

• Maison de la culture Frontenac • Darling Foundry • Centre CLARK
• Dazibao • Occurrence • Optica

Saturday September 9, 2017

• Galerie B-312