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September 6, 2017 to October 11, 2017

MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image (formerly Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal) presents, in collaboration with Artexte, the document exhibition Book, lamp, chair: An exhibited library from September 7 to October 14.

A library within a library, Artexte’s exhibition space is transformed into a reading room. Book, lamp, chair: An exhibited library presents publications that document the practices of artists participating in MOMENTA 2017. In a familiar setting that encourages exploration, documentation from Artexte’s collection is shown in conjunction with a print project by conceptual artist Micah Lexier (Canada) and a video program including works by David Hartt (Canada), Nelson Henricks (Canada), Valérie Mréjen (France), and Erin Shirreff (United States). The exhibition is an open invitation to consider the documentation of artistic practices, the multiple ways available for reading and interpreting images, and the role of the library as a space to rest, see, and learn.

Vernissage on September 6th, à 6:30 p.m.

One-off Tour: A guided tour of the exhibition at Artexte takes place on September 14 at 5 p.m.

Discussion: A discussion focusing on the catalogue What Does the Image Stand For?, led by the guest curator and the authors, takes place at Artexte on October 11 at 5 p.m.

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