Momenta, Biennale de l'image
J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere
VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine
September, 7 - October, 15, 2017
With J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere.
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 the biennale as an event in time, alluding to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s concept of “the decisive moment.” MOMENTA also references to the different temporalities of the image as a moment, an encounter.
The 15th edition questions: "What Does the Image Stand For?"
The curator Ami Barak has brought together artists who explore the question of the veracity of images above and beyond their status as a documentary trace and a record of the real, while inquiring into the subjectivity of photographic and videographic language.
In keeping with its international vocation and its tradition of openness, MOMENTA 2017 is showcasing the work of 38 artists from 17 countries, who represent numerous ways of working with the image irrespective of generational concerns. This year we have devoted special attention to the practices of artists from diverse cultural communities, and to emerging practices.
This edition of MOMENTA comprises 3 segments. The first, which corresponds to the central exhibition at our headquarters (HQ), focuses on the work of 23 artists and is being presented at two sites: Galerie de l’UQAM and VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine (with J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere). The second component consists of 14 solo exhibitions spread throughout the city. And the third is an exhibition of documents located at Artexte.