Publication launch and finissage

Fonderie Darling celebrates the publication of the bilingual book Jeanette Johns: Des choses telles qu'elles se trouvent être / Of things as they happen to be, published by Éditions Quartier Éphémère on the occasion of the artist's solo exhibition at Fonderie Darling. Existing in a hybrid form between artist book and an exhibition catalog, the publication relates Jeanette Johns' recent works to her previous production. To highlight the release, an original screenprint by the artist will be offered with each of the first fifty editions sold. 

The event will also mark the end of the current exhibitions, which will close on August 22 at Fonderie Darling, with artists Sarah Stevenson and Jeanette Johns in attendance. 



112 pages - 65 reproductions 
Soft cover - 22,9 x 15,2 cm 
Edition of 500 numbered copies. Silk-screen prints by Jeanette Johns 
Price : 40 $CAD (taxes included) / ISBN : 978-2-9805703-7-7 

In this book, historian of photography and visual culture Emily Doucet examines the historical and technological modes of representation of the world, and the cultural rituals of image production as a vehicle of knowledge. In response to the guest author's ideas, Milly-Alexandra Dery, curator at Fonderie Darling, focuses on the conditions of emergence of the works and contextualizes Jeanette Johns' production within a broader social and artistic history. Using an intuitive selection of images produced by the authors and the artist, the ideas presented in the text are thus made to relate to the works in a non-chronological, open-ended, yet synchronous manner.

Designed to emphasize the spirit of continuity between the past and the present, this exhibition and publication project highlights the coherence of an artistic practice that navigates between several mediums and disciplines, always with the objective of achieving complete technical mastery. Divided into five sections beginning with the interrogative adverb "how" - How to see in space, How to draw a line, How to build a staircase, How to know a place, How to make an image of things as they happen to be - each booklet of the publication is wrapped with silkscreen prints produced by the artist. 




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Jeanette Johns’s work asks viewers to pay attention, to become aware of the scientific conventions and logical principles that govern our understanding of the world. Jeanette Johns is particularly interested in those disciplines that render natural phenomena… See more