CV119 - Martin Désilets, Les tableaux réunis — Christian Roy
CV119 - Martin Désilets, Les tableaux réunis — Christian Roy

CV119 - Martin Désilets, Les tableaux réunis — Christian Roy

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Ciel variable 119 - Against Nature (Winter 2022)
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Martin Désilets, Les tableaux réunis

By Yannick Marcoux

The three series in the exhibition Les tableaux réunis at the Musée d’art de Joliette offered a sort of update on the project that Martin Désilets has been obsessed with since 2017. Having “undertaken to photograph, and then superimpose digitally, all the modern and contemporary works in the museums that he visits,” as Yannick Marcoux summarizes it, Désilets also captured in images, using a similar procedure, emblematic sites in three cities. Marcoux delves into this approach, which resulted in images made from museum collections compiled in what Désilets calls “states.” In his view, the photograph is no longer a trace of the real but a hypnotic body that destabilizes how we consume culture. “In the end what remains of all this?” he asks.

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Language : English & French
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Bibliographical Notice

Yannick Marcoux, “Martin Désilets, Les tableaux réunis” in Ciel variable, No. 119, Montreal, 2022, p. 89-90. 

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