Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal begins September 6

From the event website:

“This year le Mois de la Photo à Montréal celebrates its 10th presentation around the theme Replaying Narrative, developed by Guest Curator Marie Fraser. The city will be illuminated by a constellation of more than 30 solo exhibitions of works by artists from Quebec, Canada and from abroad will be presented in different sites throughout Montreal. A special series of exhibitions and interventions will take place in public spaces and former industrial buildings of the Saint-Henri district. All exhibitions and activities are free of charge. The official program will be distributed just prior to the opening of the event, and will be available for download.

A Brief History of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography, VOX, centre de diffusion de la photographie, organized in 1989 the first presentation of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, which included more than 60 exhibitions as well as a large number of related activities. This original event was a catalyst, creating a gathering place, unprecedented in the Montreal and Canadian artistic community, and served as an inspiration for transforming Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal into a biennale – one that, under the auspices of VOX produced seven events between 1989 and 2001. In September 2002, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal became an autonomous not-for-profit corporation (charitable status was obtained in 2006). The change in administration was accompanied by a shift in the artistic direction: for each presentation of the event, the appointment of a new Guest Curator with a new theme lends to each biennale a singular artistic and theoretical orientation. This artistic formula was proven successful with the 2003 and 2005 events.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland)
Gustavo Artigas (Mexico)
Éric Baudelaire (France)
Rebecca Belmore (Canada)
Candice Breitz (Germany/South Africa)
David Claerbout (Belgium)
Stan Douglas (Canada)
Patrice Duhamel (Canada)
Adad Hannah (Canada)
Bettina Hoffmann (Canada/Germany)
Mike Hoolboom (Canada)
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler (USA)
Douglas Gordon (UK)
Jesper Just (Denmark)
Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry (Sweden/UK)
Thomas Kneubühler (Canada/Switzerland)
Emmanuelle Léonard (Canada)
Christelle Lheureux (France)
Norton Maza (Chile)
Valérie Mréjen (France)
Saskia Olde Wolbers (UK/The Netherlands)
Josée Pedneault (Canada)
Paulette Phillips (Canada)
Marisa Portolese (Canada)
Kelly Richardson (Canada/UK)
Elina Saloranta (Finland)
Carlos & Jason Sanchez (Canada)
Zineb Sedira (France/UK)
Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt (Denmark)
Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation (USA)
Ron Terada (Canada)
Althea Thauberger (Canada/Germany)
Salla Tykkä (Finland)
Eve K. Tremblay (Canada/Germany)
Chih-Chien Wang (Canada/Taiwan)
Myriam Yates (Canada)
Shao Yinong & Muchen (China)

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal looks forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary presentation with all of its partners and the general public.”

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