From the President and the General and Artistic Director of the CIAC


It is hardly a coincidence if the theme of a major part of the second Biennale de Montréal happens to be "time." We had to mark in our own way the dawn of the new millennium. Thus, commissioners Peggy Gale and Sylvie Parent designed exhibitions that highlight a figurative notion of time: a dynamic space, a port of call or pause, a place for dream and reality. For one, Georges Adamczyk has assembled an exhibition on the home, this place/time where the individual maintains a private relation with space.

We would like to thank the artists and the architects who answered the commissioners' invitation. Their works are stimulating and bear eloquent witness to the creative power of the human imagination. We also thank our private and public partners, who have made it possible to present these works to the public. Without their support for the research and development of a lively cultural environment, this project would not have seen the light of day.

The Biennale de Montréal is a team effort. We wish to emphasize the professional work of all those involved in the project, who provided advice, technical assistance, and logistical support. We thank members of the board of directors, the personnel and trainees of the Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal for their dedication.

Paul D. Leblanc

Claude Gosselin
General and Artistic Director


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