Michel Jouniac in the exhibition “Cherchez le garçon”, Mac/Val

Michel Jouniac (1935-1995)


Hommage à Freud, constat critique d’une mythologie travestie 1972 – 1984. Installation photographique, ensemble de quatre tirages au gélatino-argentique sur toile, 250 x 200 cm, (110 x 90 cm chacun). Photo © Jean-Luc Lacroix Musée de Grenoble – 2005. Collection Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, Rhône-Alpes. © Adagp, Paris 2015.


Michel Journiac is -unfortunately- not very well known, but his work is still very interesting and disturbing. In the 1970’s, his art was quite controversial because of his main themes and creation processes. For example, he worked about sexual identities and he dressed up himself into his own parents. The body seems to be the media of his art, like in this photography given above. To summarize, he expressed revolt against social, moral, religious diktats.

You can see some of his works in the recent exhibition in Mac/Val called “Looking for the boy” until the 30/08/2015. It’s a multidisciplinary themed exhibition about masculinity representation in the society. 100 other male artists are shown like Gilles Barbier or Maurizio Cattelan.

Cyril & Marie

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