Yann Pocreau Ampoules, 2016, détails de l’exposition Patrimoines | details of the exhibition Patrimoines, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, 2016.
Photos : (haut | up) Louis-Philippe Côté, Galerie de l’UQAM, permission de | courtesy of the artist & Galerie Simon Blais, Montréal

In 2013, Yann Pocreau began developing a process book in connection with the dismantling of Hôpital Saint-Luc and the construction of the new mega-hospital, the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). From the outset, in a context that would normally tend toward sculpture or photography, this ambitious proposal involved a desire for additional, exhibitory deployments. Pocreau therefore developed the formal ramifications of the project in Patrimoines, which he presented at Galerie de l’UQAM in 2016. Connecting the individual and the collective, he conceives the hospital as the locus of a symbolic and human legacy of great value — a heritage building that, seemingly disembodied, turns out to be a custodian and repository of memory(ies).

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