Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Biennale Montreal 2016

LE GRAND BALCON - The Grand Balcony
Will take place 19.10.16 — 15.01.17

Le Grand Balcon will feature an unprecedented number of new commissions and international co-productions of works by Canadian and international artists. It will combine a multi-site exhibition, publications, and a dynamic series of performances, concerts, film screenings, talks, tours, conferences, encounters and experiences. 

Le Grand Balcon was conceptualized and curated by Philippe Pirotte in dialogue with curatorial advisors Corey McCorkle, Aseman Sabet and Kitty Scott, and in close collaboration with Sylvie Fortin, Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal. BNLMTL 2016 is presented by La Biennale de Montréal and co-produced with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), in collaboration with 14 other local partners and venues.

Here are some statistics for the

75 days
45+ artists and collectives (preliminary list)
16 Canadian artists (including 8 Québec artist
35 new works
23 countries (Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States).
15+ exhibition venues and local collaborations
10 international co-productions
4 publications 

The mission of La Biennale de Montréal is to foster, support, interpret and disseminate the most current visual arts practices by producing the biennial event BNLMTL. All of the initiatives of La Biennale de Montréal are premised on risk and experimentation. Its goal is to support the most daring, thought-provoking art practices and curatorial projects while offering the public a diversity of experiences.

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(The complete list will be announced in September 2016)

Haig Aivazian (Lebanon)
NjidekaAkunyili Crosby (Nigeria/USA)
Knut Åsdam (Norway)
Eric Baudelaire (France)
Thomas Bayrle (Germany)
Nadia Belerique (Canada)
Valérie Blass (Canada)
Michael Blum (Israel/Germany/France/Canada)
Shannon Bool (Canada/Germany)
Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa)
Elaine Cameron-Weir (Canada/USA)
Chris Curreri (Canada)
Moyra Davey (Canada/USA)
Nicole Eisenman (USA)
Em’kal Eyongakpa (Cameroon/Netherlands)
Liao Guohe (China)
Judith Hopf (Germany)
Anne Imhof (Germany)
Luis Jacob (Peru/Canada)
Myriam Jacob-Allard (Canada)
Brian Jungen (Canada)
Hassan Khan (Egypt)
Meiro Koizumi (Japan)
Zac Langdon-Pole (New Zealand/Germany)
Tanya Lukin Linklater (USA/Canada)
Kerry James Marshall (USA)
Corey McCorkle (USA)
Nathalie Melikian (Canada/Sweden)
Joe Namy (Lebanon/USA)
Shahryar Nashat (Switzerland/Germany)
Camille Norment (USA/Norway)
Celia Perrin Sidarous (Canada)
Lucy Raven (USA)
Marina Rosenfeld (USA)
Ben Schumacher (Canada/USA)
Walter Scott (Canada)
Benjamin Seror (France/Belgium)

Frances Stark (USA)
Luke Willis Thompson (New Zealand/UK)
David Gheron Tretiakoff (France/Belgium)
Luc Tuymans (Belgium)
Jacob Wren (Canada)
Haegue Yang (Germany/South Korea)
Xu Zhen (China)

For more information, visit the La Biennale de Montréal website

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