Curator : Nelson Henricks
Artists : Gwenaël Bélanger, Michel de Broin, Nathalie Bujold, Kimura Byol/Nathalie Lemoine, Rachel Echenberg, Nik Forrest, Kim Kielhofner, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Manon Labrecque, Sylvie Laliberté, Frédéric Lavoie, Jenny Lin, Caroline Monnet, Nadia Myre, Diane Obomsawin, Yudi Sewraj, Cathy Sisler, Skawennati and Karen Trask.
As part of the Montréal ~ Habana : Rencontres en art actuel / Encuentros de arte contemporáneo, Vidéographe and Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) are thrilled to present The Fall screening program at Havana. The program features works by Montréal artists and will be launched at Galeria Continnua and then exhibited at Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales.
« I selected very short videos that use performance as my starting point. Language and dual realities also became important components. Montreal is a bilingual city but other languages are also spoken here, and I sought to reflect this diversity.
I was also interested in falling: falling things or falling people, or falling as a state of mind. There are other themes as well, but I will leave those for the viewer to discover. Themes come and go, like refrains, melodies. Falling, too, is like that. When we fall we must get back up, even if we might fall again. »
– Nelson Henricks, curator
Montréal ~ Habana is a contemporary art event composed of various exhibitions, artist residencies, video projections, panel discussions and meetings with participating artists and curators, taking place in two parts “Édition Habana à Montréal” in May 2019 in Montreal and “Montreal edition in Habana” in autumn 2019 in Havana.