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Post date:2021-11-16

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Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021
Event Time
2021-11-14~2021-12-05
Event Location
NO.39 Chang-An West Road, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
One of the first events of its kind, the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement was founded in 1985 in Geneva and was reinvented in 2014 as a platform for producing new works. The Biennale is not built around a theme imposed by the curators. Rather, it bases its identity as a biennial on the principle of the production of new and entirely original works, for which the curators carefully select a small group of artists.

As one of the most interesting curatorial collectives active in the art world today, DIS has already produced exhibitions that have marked our era. BIM ’21 will be no exception. This edition of the Biennale will be organized around the “artistic and cultural imaginary” of the DIS and conceived as a radical “pilot season”—a collective effort to interrupt regular programming and find an exit from our human-centered, capitalist death drive.

The overall atmosphere of BIM ’21 is characterized by a positive political drive, by a shared urge to imagine worlds that differ from the one we live in, and by a creative refusal of the status quo, including the current economic system. Each in their own way, the artists invited challenge the notion that this is the only possible world and the only possible economic system, a concept of history that has long suppressed political and cultural debate.

At the invitation of project co-curator Andrea Bellini, DIS will present for the first time its own film, Everything but the World. Commissioned and produced by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève especially for BIM ’21, Everything but the World is itself a pilot for a series on homo sapiens: a non-linear, natural history show about us. Everything but the World—like many of the other works in the exhibition—addresses the gulf between the complexity of humanity’s global existence and the smallness of our private lives. Along the way, it confronts our obsession with “the end of the world” while also acknowledging the arrogance of that word “the.”

Everything but the World is presented at MoCA Taipei along with the audiovisual works of Riccardo Benassi and Giulia Essyad. Their projects, co-produced with the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, are installed in Geneva at Léman Express stations as part of the MIRE program—an artistic journey that aims to inscribe art within urban development. By inhabiting the outdoor screen of MoCA, their work continues their journey of inhabiting the urban space.

The full list of artists invited to the BIM ’21 is: Emily Allan & Leah Hennessey, Theo Anthony, Riccardo Benassi, Will Benedict & Steffen Jørgensen, Hannah Black & Juliana Huxtable & And Or Forever, DIS, Giulia Essyad, Simon Fujiwara, GRAU, Mandy Harris Williams, Camille Henrot, Sabrina Röthlisberger, Akeem Smith and TELFAR.

The 5th floor (the digital extension of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève) will serve as the exhibition’s second venue with a program designed especially around the BIM ’21.

The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021 is curated by DIS and Andrea Bellini, Director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève.

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