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Marie-Jeanne Musiol: Black Holes

September 29 - November 10, 2012

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Marie-Jeanne Musiol: Black Holes
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Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is proud to present a new version of the installation Black Holes. The images of individual latrine pits set in endless alignments at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp embody the vision of a dark energy still vested in these slowly disintegrating and seemingly banal openings . Like cosmic dark holes condensing a formidable force, the latrines manifest as an expression of absolute evil: the reduction of millions to humiliation without redemption, a loss of reference, a dead end. 

Black Holes is the most recent body of work undertaken by Marie-Jeanne Musiol over the course of ongoing walks in Auschwitz where she has photographed the approaches to the camp and the trees rooted in human ashes. The artist now interprets these openings in a broader cosmological dimension that is also a focus of her energy photography.

Black Holes was first presented in a curated solo exhibition by Scott McLeod at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (Toronto) in 2011. A major essay by Celina Jeffery entitled Contemplating the Void: Marie-Jeanne Musiol's Black Holes was published in Prefix Photo 23.

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Marie-Jeanne Musiol is pursuing both a photographic reflection in Auschwitz and the recording of luminous imprints of plants. The artist exhibits her installations in Canadian and European galleries and museums (ZKM, La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Ludwig Museum) and in multimedia events (Spektropja/Riga and Photon + International Techno Art Exhibition/ New Taipei). Her work is represented in public collections (Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Art Bank, Ottawa Art Gallery, City of Ottawa, McGill University, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Houston Museum of Fine Arts) and several corporate and private collections.


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Black Holes
2011
installation of 29
edition of 7 ea.


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Black Holes no. 41
2011
digital print
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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Black Holes no. 28
2011
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2011
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2011
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Black Holes no. 36
2011
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2011
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Black Holes no. 52
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2011
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2011
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Black Holes no. 90
2011
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2011
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2011
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View of the show

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Black Holes (Cosmos)
2012
names of cosmic black holes in vinyl text


View of the show

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Latrines. Women's Camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau
Revisiting Night and Fog by Alain Resnais (1955)
2011
video
2 minutes
 



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LINKS

- Yaniya Lee. "The Great Depths of Marie-Jeanne Musiol's Black Holes" The Belgo Report, October 20, 2012.
- Paul Gessell. "A Gatineau artist shows Montreal how to photograph evil" Ottawa Magazine, October 13, 2012.
- "The Gravity of Human Nature" Artseenvt.com, October 13,2012.
- Marie-Jeanne Musiol's website
- Marie-Jeanne Musiol's page on the PFOAC website
- October 2006 "Miroirs du cosmos" (solo) at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain




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ARTIST'S C.V.

click here to download the artist's recent C.V. (09/2012)


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