Marie J. Jean

Biography

Marie J. Jean is the executive and artistic director of VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine. She is also an exhibition curator and teaches at Université du Québec à Montréal. For the past fifteen years, she has dedicated herself to research focusing on visual and Conceptual art theory and practices. She is currently working on a research project on an alternative history of exhibitions. She was artistic director for the 6th and 7th editions of Mois de la Photo à Montréal, titled Le Souci du document (1999) and The Power of the Image (2001). She has staged numerous exhibitions abroad, notably at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Centre d’art Santa Monica in Barcelona, the Nederlands Foto Institute in Rotterdam, the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Germany, Villa Arson – Centre national d’art contemporain in Nice, as well as at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ).

Event

Discussion with Serge Tousignant, Marie J. Jean and Claudine Roger

VOX invites you to a guided tour of the exhibition Exposés de recherche hosted by the artist, Serge Tousignant, and co-curators Marie J. Jean and Claudine Roger.

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Exhibition

Serge Tousignant. Exposés de recherche
2017.04.13 - 06.23

VOX is organizing a retrospective of Serge Tousignant’s work, including his sculptural, pictorial, photographic and installation pratices. In the aim of anchoring an indepth study of Tousignant’s output in the context of a historiography of exhibitions in Québec, this restrospective features works from landmark exhibtions since the 1960s to which the artist participated…

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Exhibition

“Créer à rebours vers l’exposition”: The case of Aurora Borealis
2016.11.18 -2017.03.18

This first-ever documentary exhibition dedicated to Aurora Borealis (1985) is the first step in a far-reaching research project by VOX on the history and the future of exhibitions in Quebec, which we plan to conduct until 2020.

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Exhibition

David Maljković
2016.01.14 - 04.16

For his first major show in Canada, David Maljković has developed a specific exhibition that unfolds as a complex array of forms and references

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Exhibition

Irene F. Whittome. Room 901
2013.01.25 - 09.03

Room 901 is a vast undertaking that led Irene F. Whittome to work in her studio for two consecutive years, creating a work and systematically…

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Event

Something to say, something to do
2012.12.12 - 12.15

Cycle of events—lectures, performances, screenings and conversations—investigating the status of artistic authorship and knowledge production in relation to the institutional politics of art and the historiography of exhibitions…

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Event

Discussion with Irene F. Whittome
2013.03.06

Discussion between Irene F. Whittome, Vincent Bonin and Marie J. Jean on the issues surrounding the repeated re-exhibitions and remediations of Room 901 since its conception in 1980.

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Event

Colonization of thought: art, economy and politics
2012.12.10 - 20.10

Mindful of contributing to the advancement of discourse on current issues, VOX is organizing two series of gatherings this fall developed by Vincent Bonin, Barbara Clausen and Marie J. Jean.

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Exhibition

Art Histories
2012.03.16 - 05.19

Of the countless artists who have engaged in institutional critiques, few have paid much heed to art history. And yet the history of art imposes, far less…

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