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Flaubert's disease

From May 25th to August 18th 2012 Flaubert's museum and history of medecine, Rouen, France
Flaubert's disease

exhibition organised by the Frac Haute-Normandie

In his many writings and letters, Flaubert deals frankly with his famous illness, which causes trance and hallucinations. Flaubert's illness, which triggered a good number of academic quarrels, is used here as a pretext to lessen the dialogue between the museum's collection and the contemporary works that the FRAC proposes to integrate into the ten rooms of the private mansion.
Through the prism of the supposed or real illness of the writer, the FRAC attempts to revisit in a poetic, aesthetic and sometimes supernatural way this place dedicated to literature and medicine.

Adel Abdessemed, Alice Anderson, Yvan Bafoil, Karine Bonneval, Anne Brégeaut, James Lee Byars, Lynne Cohen, Jean-Jacques Dumont, Grégory Forstner, Jakob Gautel, Douglas Gordon, Olivier Goulet, Romain Grenon, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Paul Heimbach, Fabrice Hyber, Jason Karaïndros, Fabien Lerat, Olivier Leroi, Helmut Löhr, Jean-Claude Loubières, Peter Martensen, Annette Messager, Matthias Müller, Maurizio Nannucci, Neville, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Javier Pérez, Loïs Polansky, Lindi Sales, Yvan Salomone, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak

With the Corset de Respiration, textile piece from 1999, Garde Robe de l'attente series, FRAC Haute Normandie collection.

  • Flaubert's disease
Yasmina Bennya