MOMENTA | Biennale de l'image

From September 7, 2019 to January 6, 2020

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Celia Perrin Sidarous: The Archivist

Focusing on the theme The Life of Things, proposed by curator María Wills Londoño, MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image presents The Archivist, by Celia Perrin Sidarous in collaboration with the McCord Museum.

The exhibition explores the historiographic charge of objects in creating photographic stagings. The Archivist shows items from the McCord Museum’s collection next to photographs and objects made or acquired by Perrin Sidarous over the years. Two collections— one institutional and the other personal—enter into dialogue in the gallery.

  • Celia Perrin Sidarous, <i>Vue de l’atelier (archives du Musée McCord, épreuves à développement instantané</i>, images trouvées, objets marins), research material for <i>The Archivist</i>, 2019, inkjet print. © Celia Perrin Sidarous
  • Celia Perrin Sidarous, <i>Collezione delle cere anatomiche</i>, (finestre), Bologna, 2018–2019. Épreuve au jet d’encre/inkjet print. © Celia Perrin Sidarous
  • Celia Perrin Sidarous, <i>Castello di Rivoli</i>, Torino, 2018–2019. Épreuve au jet d’encre/inkjet print. © Celia Perrin Sidarous
  • Celia Perrin Sidarous, <i>Via Fondazza 36</i>, Bologna, 2018–2019. Épreuve au jet d’encre/inkjet print. © Celia Perrin Sidarous

Celia Perrin Sidarous

Celia Perrin Sidarous creates photographic scenes and settings that interrogate the functions and uses specific to the items they contain—images, objects, structures, and architectural components—by creating new links between them. Drawing in equal measure from the Western discipline of history and the rules of still life, interior decorating, and exhibition design, Perrin Sidarous’s work deconstructs the conditions under which we normally approach objects.


[Conversation] Learn more about object biography and storeroom aesthetics with Montreal artist Celia Perrin Sidarous and conservator Anne MacKay.

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What people are saying about it

« The Archivist is an investigation of our neurotic and endearing need to possess, and later, to preserve. » CULT Mtl
« A different kind of narrative-embedded still life. » The Concordian
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