Montreal artist Nicole Jolicoeur exhibits a new work created for Presentation House Gallery. This work continues her research on the 19th century Parisian neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and his theories on feminine “hysteria”.
The conception of this new work developed largely in response to the Gallery’s selection of a second April exhibition, Masterpieces of Medical Photography. “My intention was to establish a dialectical relation with that exhibition by destabilizing the effect of truthfulness connected to photography (especially scientific photography) and by pointing up the fictional dimension at work both in the manipulation of photographs and in the constitution of theory” Nicole Jolicoeur.
Artist’s lecture, April 10, 7:30 pm.
PHG Catalogue with essays by Nicole Jolicoeur and Jeanne Randolph.
Supported by the Canada Council.