TROP. Jean-Luc Nancy avec François Martin et Rodolphe Burger

Curators: Louise Déry, Ginette Michaud, Georges Leroux

Artists: Jean-Luc Nancy, François Martin, Rudolphe Burger

October 21, 2005 - November 26, 2005

Opening: October 20, 2005, 5:30 pm

On October 20, 2005, TROP. Jean-Luc Nancy with François Martin and Rodolphe Burger, a major exhibition devoted to one of the foremost philosophers of our time, opens at the Galerie de l’UQAM. The exhibition looks at the connections between philosophy and artistic creation, with particular reference to Jean-Luc Nancy’s involvement with the work of two French art figures, visual artist François Martin and musician Rodolphe Burger.

TROP. By choosing this disproportionate word for the title of the exhibition devoted to his work, Jean-Luc Nancy has referenced it to a way of thinking about art characterized by surfeit and excess. And it is this openness, in every sense of the word, that the exhibition will show operating in works and objects that attest to the extremely fertile views expressed Jean-Luc Nancy in relation to the great questions of meaning, the body, community and responsibility.

A variety of textual, acoustic and videographic documents – some of which will undergo transformations in the course of the exhibition – will be used to establish a principle of exchange in which each element is a component in a process culminating in the end-point of the event.

The event has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Association française d’action artistique, le Consulat général de France in Quebec City and from UQAM’s faculties of arts (on behalf of its postgraduate departments, schools and programs).

Free public activities

– Launch of two publications on the opening

The latest issue of Spirale (no. 204, Sept.-Oct. 2005) containing a special feature entitled “Jean-Luc Nancy, À bords perdus,” prepared by Ginette Michaud and Georges Leroux and an essay by Jean-Luc Nancy entitled 58 indices sur le corps and Extension de l’âme, followed by Ginette Michaud’s Appendice, (Montreal: Éditions Nota bene, collection “Nouveaux Essais Spirale,” 2004 – October 20 at 5:30 p.m.

 – Talk by Jean-Luc Nancy at the auditorium of the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, 475, boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal (Québec) – November 24 at 6:00 p.m.

– Closing ceremonies including a musical performance by Rodolphe Burger and Jean-Luc Nancy – November 26 at 4:00 p.m.