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Living Things

75 - Printemps / été 2012

Theme: What strategies are contemporary artists using to “animate the inanimate?” To better understand the complexities of our rapport with things, this issue casts a critical eye on contemporary artistic practices that challenge our common perceptions of the “object” and that invite us to reconsider its nature, status, and various functions. This number takes stock of a current phenomenon that resists the dematerialization of art heralded by new media, a phenomenon that manifests itself in a “return to the object” and in the avid interest of the social sciences in material culture.

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Articles à la pièce

Dominique Allard
Jean-Philippe Uzel
Vanessa Morisset
Emily Rosamond
Patrick Poulin
Sommaire:

EDITO
Inanimate Objects, Do You Have a Soul?
SYLVETTE BABIN

LIVING THINGS

From Object to Animated “Thing”: the Disenchantment of the Object
DOMINIQUE ALLARD

Some Responses to the Return to Object Fetishism
JEAN-PHILIPPE UZEL

Dreams of “Hijacks and Bird Accidents.” Camille Henrot’s Cult Objects
VANESSA MORRISET

Object Lesson: David Askevold’s Learning About Cars and Chocolates
EMILY ROSAMOND

The Automaton and It’s Number
PATRICK POULIN

PORTFOLIO
Patrick Beaulieu - Little Soul Factory
Text by DANIEL CANTY

ARTICLES

Thomas Hirschhorn: On Hyperconsumption and Resistance
MICHAEL DIRISIO

Theaster Gates: an Architecture Waiting to be Used
JESI KHADIVI

Contours
EMILY LABARGE

Partager sa « petite affaire privée ». Claire Savoie et Cristina Nuñez
CÉLINE HUYGHEBAERT

AFFAIRE DE ZOUAVE
Éventaire
MICHEL F. CÔTÉ

REVIEWS
New York | MoMA PS1, September 11 by Vanessa Morisset

New York | Marian Goodman Gallery, You Have Been There by Jennifer Alleyn

Londres | South London Gallery, Alice Channer: Out of Body by Martine Rouleau

Montréal | DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Chronicles of Disappearance by Gabrielle Moser

Paris | Gaîté lyrique, 2062, aller-retour vers le futur by Nathalie Desmet

Montréal | Galerie René Blouin, Nicolas Baier by Jennifer Alleyn

Toronto | Mercer Union, Annie MacDonell, Originality and the Avant Garde (on Art and Repetition) by Gabrielle Moser

Vancouver | Rennie Collection, Damian Moppett, Collected Works by Kathleen Ritter

Montréal | Usine C, L’Opéra de quat’sous by André-Louis Paré

Montréal | Théâtre La Chapelle, Sepsis by Christian Saint-Pierre

Publication | Artur Zmijewski. Scénarios de dissidence by Érika Wicky

Publication | Historique de skol commenté by Denis Lessard

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