Abstract

Abstract:

Achieving a kind of apotheosis of his works devoted to Benjamin Jordane, a fictitious writer that he created as a kind of doppelgänger book after book over the course of the last thirty years, Jean-Benoît Puech curated two exhibitions on Jordane in 2012 and 2016. These exhibitions are based on the usual documentary feature of the presented objects and the texts that accompany them – some authentic and others created for the occasion. However, this documentary feature is simultaneously destabilized by the fictional character of the biography of Jordane, one that the exhibitions emphatically invite us to discover. As this article shows, what is ultimately on display is also a part of Jean-Benoît Puech’s own intimacy, but an intimacy delivered to us only indirectly.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 111-128
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-28
Open Access
No
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