The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement returns to the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, this time co-curated by the collaborative DIS and Centre’s director, Andrea Bellini.
As one of the most interesting curatorial collectives active in the art world today, DIS has already produced exhibitions that have marked our era. The Biennale is organized around their “artistic and cultural imaginary” and conceived as a radical “pilot season”—a collective effort to interrupt regular programming.
All artists selected by the curators, grapple similarly with a shift in consciousness and a need to debunk narratives. The atmosphere of BIM’21 expresses a shared urge to imagine worlds that differ from the one we live in, and by a creative refusal of the status quo. Each in their own way, the artists in this extraordinary group 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.
The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement in Geneva 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.
The artists featured in the exhibition are Emily Allan & Leah Hennessey, Theo Anthony, Riccardo Benassi, Will Benedict & Steffen Jørgensen, Hannah Black & Juliana Huxtable, Mati Diop, DIS, Giulia Essyad, Simon Fujiwara, Mandy Harris Williams, Camille Henrot, Sabrina Röthlisberger, TELFAR and Leilah Weinraub.