FRIDAY MAY 21, 2021
11:00 AM (EDT)
Associate professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
The Mirror Retrospection used by Jacques-Louis David or the Invention of the retrospective exhibition (in French)
Exhibition modeling of The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1796-1799) by Jacques-Louis David in his studio at the Louvre (1799-1805) from the documentary Une révolution à l’antique. Les Sabines, Jacques-Louis David, 1799
Mélanie Boucher is associate professor of museology and art history at UQO. She has developed an expertise on performance art issues, notably as part of her doctoral thesis which was published in a reworked version in 2014 under the title La nourriture en art performatif : son usage de la première moitié du 20e siècle à aujourd’hui, and then with her research focused on the tableau vivant (FIRC 2014, FRQSC 2014, SSHRC 2016) and the stagings of live figure scenes in exhibitions (SSHRC 2018, 2021). In 2019, with Ersy Contogouris, she was guest co-author of the issue “Stay Still: Past, Present, and Practice of the Tableau Vivant” published in the journal RACAR. Since 2014, she has also been a co-investigator of the Groupe de recherche et de réflexion CIÉCO : Collections et impératif évènementiel/The Convulsive Collections (SSSRH 2014, 2021).