Michel Journiac

 
In 1969, Michel Journiac (1935-1995) emerged as one of the major French artists of his generation, a leading figure in body art, along with the Vienna Actionists (Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf Schwarzkogler) and Gina Pane, Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, and Chris Burden. The art of Michel Journiac is one of revolt, militancy, and subversion. His paintings, actions, videos, photography, sculpture, mail art, stage sets, and contracts use the body as raw material for questioning how society conditions it. His multifaceted body of work ranges across all the artistic practices of the time. It has been the subject of numerous solo and collective exhibitions and today belongs to collections in some of the world's most important museums.
 
Michel Journiac - Le corps travesti
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This monograph reflects on Michel Journiac's body of work through the prism of transvestism. With great iconography from the Journiac's archives, the publication focuses on his photographic performances, combining analyzes by authors and specialists and texts by the artist, one of the great body art's precursors.


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