Musée d'Art Contemporain

La Biennale De Montréal

22 Oct 2014 - 04 Jan 2015

Nicolas Baier
Eternity, 2014
Stainless steel, 3 x 7.6 x 2.6 m
Photo: Guy L'Heureux / La Biennale de Montréal
Simon Denny
All You Need Is Data: The Dld 2012 Conference Redux Rerun, 2012, Installation
90 inkjet prints on canvas, metal and vinyl text, 160 x 110 x 1.8 cm (each), installation: variable dimensions
Courtesy of the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York
Three-channel video installation with sound, each episode: 22 minutes, total duration: 66 minutes, installation dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artists; produced by La Biennale de Montréal for BNLMTL 2014, L’avenir (looking forward)
Ann Lislegaard
Time Machine, 2011
Mirrored box with HD video projection, sound, 11 minutes, English and Danish
Installation : variable dimensions, mirrored box : 125 x 94 x 94 cm
Courtesy of the artist, Murray Guy Gallery, New York, and Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam
Special thanks to the Danish Arts Council for its support
Charles Gaines
Manifestos, 2008
Ursula Biemann
Still From Deep Weather, 2013
HD video, 8:58 minutes, English, color, stereo
Courtesy of the artist
BNLMTL 2014, L'avenir (looking forward)
22 October 2014 - 4 January 2015

L’avenir (looking forward) examines recent developments in contemporary art in relationship to speculation, futurity and the history of future projection, and the currency of projecting into the future. The idea of “what is to come” provides a framework for considering our current condition from geopolitical, environmental, technological, scientific, social, cultural, ideological, economic, ethical and metaphysical perspectives.
Accordingly, BNLMTL 2014 will present film, sculpture, photography, painting and installation that respond to current conditions by considering “what is to come”. It will include works that are socially responsive to challenges presented by possible futures and situational, performative and temporal practices that address the vexed questions of the current agency of art, its transformational potential and ability to influence the future.
States of performance and temporality are evoked in the project title by the idea of “looking forward”, which involves an action that simultaneously engages the present and future. To look forward implies picturing a future moment: this process is intrinsic to the project, which examines the relationship of sight to consciousness and its role in both witnessing the present and imagining the future. Ultimately,L’avenir (looking forward) aims to look backwards from possible futures to consider the present and to address the connectedness of the local to the global.BNLMTL 2014 is presented by La Biennale de Montréal and co-produced with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Artists presented at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Abbas Akhavan
Adaptive Actions
Edgar Arceneaux
Arctic Perspective Initiative : Matthew biederman et marko pelijhan
Nicolas Baier
Taysir Batniji
Amanda Beech
Ursula Biemann
Raymond Boisjoly
Andrea Bowers
Matthew Buckingham
Mikko Canini
Simon Denny
Dave Dyment
Charles Gaines
Ryan Gander
Babak Golkar
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Nicolas Grenier
Isabelle Hayeur
Thomas Hirschhorn
Klara Hobza
Richard Ibghy et Marilou Lemmens
Simone Jones and Lance Winn
Emmanuelle Léonard
Ann Lislegaard
Basim Magdy
John Massey
Jillian Mayer
Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen
Susan Norrie
Li Ran
Lisa Steele et Kim Tomczak
Hito Steyerl
Oleg Tcherny
Althea Thauberger
David Tomas
Étienne Tremblay-Tardif
Suzanne Treister
Susan Turcot
Anton Vidokle et Pelin Tan
Hajra Waheed
Lawrence Weiner

Tags: Abbas Akhavan, Edgar Arceneaux, Taysir Batniji, Ursula Biemann, Raymond Boisjoly, Andrea Bowers, Matthew Buckingham, Simon Denny, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Babak Golkar, Isabelle Hayeur, Thomas Hirschhorn, Klara Hobza, Simone Jones, Ann Lislegaard, Basim Magdy, Susan Norrie, Hito Steyerl, Althea Thauberger, Suzanne Treister, Anton Vidokle, Lawrence Weiner