Loin des yeux près du corps
Curator: Thérèse St-Gelais
Artists: Ghada Amer, Caroline Boileau, Louise Bourgeois, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Geneviève Cadieux, Caroline Gagné, Betty Goodwin, Anne-Marie Ouellet, Kiki Smith, Angèle Verret
January 13, 2012 - February 18, 2012
Opening: January 12, 2012, 5:30 pm
Among the artists who focus on the representation of the subject, there are many works which deliberately leave the affective links between image and gaze in a state of fluctuation. In fact, several do so by involving the body in a manner that is far removed from its normative representation. Beyond the gaze, it is to the body, to its sensory experiences and its visceral memory, that the artists presented here speak. It is as though the images they create were impregnated with a corporeality that is indissociable from their worldview. The artists chosen for this exhibition—all women—share this wish to reach the other by way of an organic experience of the work, one of affects and desires, that can do without the gaze’s viewing distance.