CV118 - Marie-Josée Rousseau, At the Crossroads of Photographic Practices — Jérôme Delgado
Ciel variable 118 - Exhibiting Photography (Fall 2021)
Voices (Single Article, Digital Version)
Marie-Josée Rousseau, Au carrefour des pratiques photographiques | At the Crossroads of Photographic Practices
An interview by Jérôme Delgado
Founder of the only gallery in Quebec devoted exclusively to photography, Marie-Josée Rousseau talks about her motivations and her role in the art market. She came to photography through digital technology – which allowed her “unparalleled exploration” – has become a spokesperson for the image as object. In her view, “photography must be embodied in an object that can be seen and touched.” She sees her gallery, La Castiglione, as a crossroads of currents, disciplines, and schools of thought. The name refers to a historical figure in photography used by Rousseau so that it “could grow outside of me” and with whom everyone would identify – “a concept that isn’t as easy when the name of the owner is front and centre.” Having become nomadic in 2020, La Castiglione and its business model have to be rethought, and Rousseau has given herself a year to consider how its activities will continue.
Language : French and English
Digital Version : PDF, 739 Kb
Jérôme Delgado, « Marie-Josée Rousseau, At the Crossroads of Photographic Practices », Ciel variable, no 118, Montréal, 2021, p. 111-114.