Marie-Jeanne Musiol: Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 – 7.30 PM
Marie-Jeanne writes: In 2017, I was invited to participate in The Dream of Forms, a large exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, featuring artists and scientists in dialogue. Some unexpected developments carried my (relatively) small works from the walls of the Palais to virtual spaces on social media sites, blogs, etc.
La Forêt radieuse: un herbier énergétique, published by Les éditions Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montréal, shares some of the same characteristics that now link images intrinsically to screens, regardless of size. I will speak of both projects.”
Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Bio: Over two decades, Marie-Jeanne has been assembling a large energy herbarium with luminous imprints of plants from which she also extracts mirror images of the cosmos. She has exhibited her photographic series as lightboxes and installations in galleries and museums here and abroad. Her videos capture in real time the vital expression of plants pulsing in light. In a book just published, she describes the arc of creation that runs from electromagnetic photography to the holographic dimensions of the universe.
A note on the Salons.
1. Every month or so (there have been some hiatuses) Rene and I invite an artist, who has done a project outside the Ottawa area, to give a presentation in our home. This could be about an exhibition, a presentation, a residency or a research trip. It is a nice, informal way to get to know about something that we don’t have a chance to experience in person.
2. We have also invited artists who are new in town to give a presentation about their work.
3. And we are interested to hear from artists who have graduated from the MFA program at Ottawa U. and have settled in Ottawa.
The get-togethers are super casual, and the talks are short so there is lots of time for discussions about all sorts of things. People take turns to bring wine (we ask different people each time). This isn’t about food, so we usually have only chips. Invitations to speakers are based on coincidence, happenstance and word of mouth. There is only space for 20 people, first RSVP-ed first served, so please RSVP as soon as possible. If there are more people than seats, we create a waiting list. For the following salon, the people on the waiting list get an advanced notice. We are trying not to turn the salons into a club, and this is the best way we know of getting different people together at different times. Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t get in the first time. Although there are now more than 330 names on my list, people usually can attend at least 1 out of 2 salons.