Adi Nes. Photographies

Curator: Vincent Lavoie

Artist: Adi Nes

September 5, 2003 - October 4, 2003

Opening: September 4, 2003, 5:30 pm

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal and the Galerie de l’UQAM present Adi Nes: Photographs, from September 5 to October 4. The vernissage will be held on Thursday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Nes’s first staged photographs, The Soldiers series, illuminate the spectrum of masculine identity, conveying homoerotic associations while investigating the mythology of one of Israel’s bedrock institutions—its army. His later works study the civilian milieu, focusing on life in the outskirts of major cities. Invoking memories of his adolescence and childhood, Nes uses the classical mythology of Israel to confront his personal history. His photographs have been presented in various exhibitions around the world. In the past year, the extensive one-person show, Adi Nes: Photographs, was exhibited in major museums and art spaces in the United States.

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

Now that photography’s depiction of factual history has given way to visual forms more apt to relay the shock of current events, what “experience” of the present can contemporary photography provide? From local dramas to international news, from miscellaneous trivia to historical records, how do today’s photographers interpret what is going on around us? While mindful of the historical legacy of photojournalism and its spin-offs in the field of contemporary art, the 8th edition of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal intends to take stock of the most innovative artistic approaches to the representation of events.

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal is the only contemporary photography biennale in Canada. For its 8th edition, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal is launching a revamped and unified concept: all activities will henceforth be organized around a single theme selected by an artistic director. This year, photography historian and critic Vincent Lavoie is proposing an exploration of the photography of current events from the perspective of the theme, Now. Images of Present Time. The Mois de la Photo will present more than 20 free individual and thematic exhibitions featuring works by many local, national and international artists (USA, Europe, Israel, China), at various venues throughout greater Montreal.