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OPENING; SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019

Bonavista Biennale 2019 - FlOE is the second iteration of a month long

contemporary visual arts festival taking place in historic buildings and public sites,

indoor and outdoor locations dispersed throughout the Bonavista Peninsula on the

east coast of Newfoundland.

Newfoundland, while geographically isolated, marks a significant space of cultural

exchange because of its location on migratory and trade routes. Ktaqmkuk, the

Mi’kmaq word for Newfoundland, is traditional unceded Mi’kmaw territory that

became part of the routes connecting North America to Europe. FLOE (re)considers

this history of exchange throughout the broader North Atlantic seaboard with artists

from Newfoundland, Labrador, other parts of Canada, and the northeastern United

States presenting exhibitions and installations that investigate this past and look to its

future possibilities.

www.bonavistabiennale.com