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In recent years, many visual art exhibitions have given a prominent place to objects. Not those that—due to their status or showcasing—are recognized in the art world and already have an inherent aesthetic value, but rather the everyday objects that we either accumulate around us or destroy when they are no longer useful. Hardly intended to be viewed according to rigorous epistemological parameters, these commonplace utilitarian or decorative objects occupy our everyday spaces and impact our personal lives. But why is there an interest in them in the field of contemporary art? Is this a way to resist a system of objects premised on planned obsolescence? Is it to oppose the aesthetics of immateriality, by underlining the importance of things that partake in our subjectivity by virtue of being objects of affection? In giving them a “second life,” is this phenomenon of reinserting objects in an ecology of conservation not akin to what we understand by the fetish-object?

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ÉDITORIAL / EDITORIAL

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Fétiches : quand le fétiche devient chose
FETISHES: WHEN THE OBJECT BECOMES THING
André-Louis Paré

Fétiches/Fetishes

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Le fétiche, un objet énigmatique
THE FETISH, AN ENIGMATIC OBJECT
Dominique Berthet

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Ready-mades et fers à cheval
READY-MADES AND HORSESHOES
Thomas Golsenne

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A Laying On of Hands: Four Artists
UNE IMPOSITION DE MAINS : QUATRE ARTISTES
Stephen Horne

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Le fétiche « indécidable » à l’œuvre : Benoît Pype et Kapwani Kiwanga
THE “UNDECIDABLE” FETISH AT WORK: BENOÎT PYPE AND KAPWANI KIWANGA
Fanny Curtat

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Testing the Limits: Art and the Fetish Object
TESTER LES LIMITES : L’ART ET L’OBJET FÉTICHE
Peter Dubé

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L’esthétique du fétichisme de la marchandise et l’œuvre d’art grotesque
THE AESTHETICS OF COMMODITY FETISHISM AND THE GROTESQUE WORK OF ART
Emily Falvey

entretien / interview

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Des sujets dans les objets. Rencontre avec Musa paradisiaca
THE SUBJECTS OF OBJECTS. AN INTERVIEW WITH MUSA PARADISIACA
Claire Kueny

événements / events

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Exposer Mathieu Lefèvre (1981-2011)
Viewing Mathieu Lefèvre (1981–2011)

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Du culte de l’art et des reliques
On the Cult of Art and its Relics
Nicolas Mavrikakis

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Funny If You Think About It: Mathieu Lefèvre Laughing
C’est drôle quand on y pense : le rire de Mathieu Lefèvre
Hrag Vartanian

essai

88
L’exposition Sensorium à la Tate Britain
La peinture dans tous les sens
Jean-Alexandre Perras and Érika Wicky

comptes rendus / reviews

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Shuvinai Ashoona et Shary Boyle
Récits païens et autres légendes mythiques :
Universal Cobra
Anne-Marie Dubois

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Martin Leduc : l’espace de la rêverie
Josianne Poirier

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Luc Bergeron : Domicile
Sabrina Desjardins

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Reading Exercises
Anaïs Castro

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Julien Discrit : Territoire Hopi
Anne-Lou Vicente

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Julien Prévieux : Des corps schématiques
Ariane Lemieux

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Marie-Claude Bouthillier : Vœux
Gabrielle Desgagné-Duclos

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Dana Claxton: Made to be ready
Clint Burnham

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Michael Joo: Radiohalo
Ariane Belisle

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Raphaëlle de Groot : Rencontres au sommet
Cynthia Fecteau

livres / books

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Persona. Étrangement humain
André-Louis Paré

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ouvrages reçus / selected titles