Replaying Narrative: Le Mois de la Photo Montral

This year le Mois de la Photo Montral celebrates its 10th exhibition around the theme “Replaying Narrative”, developed by guest curator Marie Fraser. From September 6 to October 21, 2007, Montreal will be illuminated by a constellation of more than 30 solo exhibitions of works by artists from Quebec, Canada and from abroad, and will be presented in different sites throughout the city. A special series of exhibitions and interventions will take place in public spaces and former industrial buildings of the Saint-Henri district. All exhibitions and activities are free of charge.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography, VOX, centre de diffusion de la photographie, organized in 1989 the launch of Le Mois de la Photo Montral, which included more than 60 exhibitions as well as a large number of related activities. This original event was a catalyst, creating a gathering place, unprecedented in the Montreal and Canadian artistic community, and served as an inspiration for transforming Le Mois de la Photo Montral into a biennale –“one that, under the auspices of VOX, produced seven events between 1989 and 2001. In September 2002, Le Mois de la Photo Montral became an autonomous not-for-profit corporation (charitable status was obtained in 2006). The change in administration was accompanied by a shift in the artistic direction: for each presentation of the event, the appointment of a new guest curator with a new theme lends to each biennale a singular artistic and theoretical orientation. This artistic formula was proven successful with the 2003 and 2005 events.

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