MOMENTA’s public programs provide a constant presence with activities that take place outside of the biennial event. The organization produces various projects to maintain its engagement and its footprint in the local, national, and international art scenes. Workshops, conversations, and a podcast series are available all year round.
Friday August 26, 2022
Savoir devenir image. Quelles stratégies de visibilité et d’invisibilité aujourd’hui ?
In view of its 18th edition, which will take place in the fall of 2023, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image presents in association with Papier, a first public conversation around the theme Masquerades: The Lure of Metamorphosis. Jade Almeida, researcher in sociology and history of culture, Nathalie Casemajor, professor-researcher specialized in digital culture, and Ji-Yoon Han, curator of MOMENTA 2023, discuss contemporary issues of visuality raised by, among other things, identity politics and the development of surveillance technologies.
This event will be held in French only.
Saturday March 20, 2021
MOMENTA Biennale de l’image and The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) partner up to present Sandlines, the Story of History by Francis Alÿs.
Discover the interview dedicated to “Sandlines, the Story of History” by Francis Alÿs. The conversation brings together Audrey Genois, Executive Director of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image and artist Francis Alÿs. During the interview, he explains what led him to make this historical fiction, produced between 2018 and 2020 near a Yezidi refugee camp in Iraq, and which is part of a series of projects that has seen Belgian artist work with children all over the world.
Wednesday April 29, 2020
MOMENTA is proud to partner with Capture Photography Festival and Canadian Art to present a talk in the form of a webinar by curator Cliff Lauson, on Thursday April 30 from 12pm to 1pm (PT) and from 3pm to 4pm (EDT).
In this illustrated talk, curator Cliff Lauson discusses the complex relationship between lens-based image culture and the ‘experience economy’. Recently, most countries around the world closed their borders and imposed lockdowns in response to the global pandemic. Cliff reflects on the condition of electronic mediation and the current extreme turn. For the time being, art and exhibitions can only be experienced through our devices and screens, testing the limits of our virtual sensibilities.
Dr. Cliff Lauson is Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London, where he has organized major exhibitions including: Bridget Riley, Martin Creed, Ernesto Neto, Tracey Emin, Light Show and Space Shifters. He currently serves on the British Council Collection Acquisitions Advisory Committee, the Open Space Advisory Board, and is a trustee of Film and Video Umbrella. Lauson is also a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a qualified coach.