• OCT 03 to NOV 11
    Biennale Montréal 2013 - Canada


    • Biennial
    • Emerging Artists
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    OCT 03 to NOV 11, 2013

    Event Location

    Montréal Biennale

    460, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Bureau 304, Montréal QC H3B 1A7

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    All components of this project will be collected under the title The Future - (looking forward).

    As the title suggests, the project is a reflection on the history and current status of the prospective, in connection with recent developments in contemporary art. The notion of "future" provides a framework allowing us to examine our present situation in terms of geopolitical, environmental, technological, scientific, social, cultural, ideological, ethical and metaphysical.

    Our goal is to analyze the relationship between contemporary art practices and historical discourse on the future, on the one hand, and our current projection modes in the future. Thus, the exhibition will feature artists working in film, sculpture, photography, painting and installation react to contemporary look to the future. She will also meet the artists whose approaches - often situational in nature, performative and temporal - are socially responsive to the challenges of possible futures, as well as artists who address the thorny issue of the ability to act TODAY art 'Today, whether art can actually influence the future.

    Different performance states and temporality are evoked by the title of the project and the idea of ??"anticipating the future" (looking forward), formula implies an action involving both the present and the future. Anticipation involves the representation of a time to come. This process, which is intrinsic to the project will focus on the relationship between sight and consciousness, as well as its role in both testify to represent the present and the future. Ultimately, our exhibition aims to make a step back from the future possible to examine the present and address the relationship between the local and the global in this context.

    Gregory Burke and Peggy Gale

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