Featuring 50 artists and four curators, the latest edition of La Biennale de Montreal opens October 22 and continues until January 4, 2014.
At a press conference Tuesday (October 21) Sylvie Fortin the Executive and Artistic Director of the art biennale was joined by curators Gregory Burke, Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctot along with John Zeppetelli, the Director at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal which partnered with the biennale for this year’s edition titled “L’avenir (looking forward)”.
According to a curatorial statement “L’avenir (looking forward) examines the relationship of contemporary art practices to speculation, futurity and its history, as well as the currency of projecting into the future. The exhibition presents artists working in film, sculpture, photography, painting and installation who respond to current conditions by considering ‘what is to come'”.
A number of the art works are presented at the contemporary art museum, as well as other venues throughout the city.
La Biennale de Montreal website (English version) – here