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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)

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Momenta 2019 – 16th Image Biennale, Montreal

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Under the theme "The Life of Things", Momenta 2019 explores the character of the object translated into images in Montreal from 5 September to 13 October. The backdrop is a consumer society where objects are given dizzying visibility, and accumulated in this way become invisible.

 

A short tour of the biennale, organised under the curatorship of María Wills Londoño, in collaboration with Audrey Genois and Maude Johnson, following seven French and African photographers.

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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)
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Triangle Trade by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)

Triangle Trade explores the artists’, all three of whom are of African descent, relationship to the territory and their sense of belonging. The 14-minute video was the result of a year-long cross-border conversation between the United States and Canada.

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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017) - Images from the video (details). © Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith and Camille Turner
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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)

Juxtaposing portraits of soldiers during the First World War and photographs of objects restored in the warehouses of African museums, this dyptic allows Kader Attia to examine the complex relations between East and West. In it, the artist explores the "restoration" of the human body, comparing it to the concept of "repair" in extra-Occidental cultures.

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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010) - Images from the video (details). Courtesy of Kader Attia and Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong, Seoul). © Kader Attia
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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)

The Ellas series, to which this photograph belongs, features women portrayed in ambivalent poses and with exaggerated casualness. It seeks to provoke a critical view of the very concept of femininity andthe objectification of women’s bodies.

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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017) - Digital print © Karen Paulina Biswell
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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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La Libertad by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)

In La Libertad, Laura Huertas Millán follows a group of Mexican weavers who use a pre-Hispanic technique that has been preserved for centuries. The film explores the links between craft and freedom.

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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017) - Image from video (detail) © Laura Huertas Millán
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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)

With the photographic series Fortia ("strength"), Lola  Keyezua depicts a mysterious empress wearing masks, made in collaboration with a group of disabled artisans in Luanda, Angola. The artist seeks to transform our view of physical disability. 

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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017) - Digital prints © Keyezua
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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)

By hijacking the processes of ethnographic photography, the artist makes its human subjects invisible, Tanzanian traders who are nevertheless present behind the fronts of their businesses.

Human subjects sit behind a white sheet that simultaneously functions as a screen, frame, and backdrop against which to evaluate trading relationships.

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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012) - Digital proofs © Kapwani Kiwanga
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Triangle Trade, by Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith et Camille Turner (2017)
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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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Untitled (Tornado) #3 by Marina Gadonneix

With the “Phenomena” exhibition, Marina Gadonneix explores avalanches, black holes and hurricanes by capturing scientific replicas. The artist examines the theatricality of the laboratory, a place of experimentation where the world is constantly replayed. 

 

Learn more about Untitled (Tornado) #3

 

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Open Your Eyes by Kader Attia (2010)
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Luisa Fernanda by Karen Paulina Biswell (2017)
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La Libertad (Liberty) by Laura Huertas Millán (2017)
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Fortia by Lola Keyezua (2017)
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Road Signs by Kapwani Kiwang (2012)
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix
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Untitled (Tornado)#3 by Marina Gadonneix

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The participation of Kader Attia (France/Algeria), Karen Paulina Biswell (France/Colombia), Marina Gadonneix (France), Jérôme Havre (France/Canada), Laura Huertas Millán (France/Colombia), Lola Keyezua (Angola) and Kapwani Kiwanga (France/Canada) in Momenta 2019 is supported by the Institut français as part of its IF Incontournable programme. Learn more about the IF Incontournable programme