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Until January 2, 2022

MOMENTA x MMFA: Anne Duk Hee Jordan

Intimacy of Strangers
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For this edition of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Berlin-based Korean artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan is presenting a vision of a hybrid future, where terrestrial and aquatic worlds interlace and scenes of complex interspecies cohabitation unfurl.

Intimacy of Strangers eloquently portrays some of the planetary connections that unite a panoply of life forms: monarch butterflies, amphibians, bacteria, fungi and crabs, to name a few. Combining the speculative flips of science fiction with the factual approach of a nature documentary, the exhibition evokes the diversity and fluidity of existences from a perspective of community and interspecies equality. The artist thus nourishes our hope for harmonious coexistence and a “becoming-with” on a damaged planet.

Anne Duk Hee Jordan, view of the exhibition Intimacy of Strangers, presented at the MMFA as part of MOMENTA 2021. Photo Jean-Michael Seminaro

About the artist

Born in Korea, Anne Duk Hee Jordan today lives in Germany. Through her practice, she explores the close relationships that are maintained between humans and non-humans. Fascinated by marine life, technology, sexuality, nutrition and ecology, she creates installations in which organic materials are merged with robotic entities, so as to prompt us to think about the sociopolitical issues surrounding the animate and inanimate.

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Le public […] ne pourra pas résister à l’expérience immersive de [cette] installation.

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Credits and curatorial team

An exhibition presented by MOMENTA Biennale de l’image and produced in partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Stefanie Hessler is curator of the 17th edition of MOMENTA, in collaboration with Camille Georgeson-Usher, Maude Johnson and Himali Singh Soin. Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator, MMFA, is in charge of the presentation at the MMFA.

Public partners:
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Canada Council for the Arts
Gouvernement du Québec

Anne Duk Hee Jordan, view of the exhibition Intimacy of Strangers, presented at the MMFA as part of MOMENTA 2021. Photo Jean-Michael Seminaro

Anne Duk Hee Jordan. Photo Anne Duk Hee Jordan

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