German artists at the Biennale de Montréal 2016
The works selected for Le Grand Balcon [The Grand Balcony], the 2016 edition of La Biennale de Montréal, betray a preference for “images” of deep historical resonance that materially and sensorially bind us to the here and now. Thus the exhibition enjoins us to reconsider our pursuit of sensual activities: deeply felt pleasures.
The project drawn up by curator Philippe Pirotte, Director of the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule and of Portikus, will comprise new and/or recent works by about fifty Québec, Canadian and international artists (8 from Germany) who are rethinking hedonism. It will feature painting, sculpture, installation, performance and other forms of experimentation.
The Biennale de Montréal (BNL MTL) offers a wide audience a privileged opportunity to grasp the aesthetic and social issues addressed by today’s art since 1998.