“RÉPONSE”

Canadian Art - - Reviews -

MUSÉE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN DES LAURENTIDES, SAINT-JÉRÔME

“Réponse,” cu­rated by Vin­cent Bonin, took the ideas of French philoso­pher Cather­ine Mal­abou as its sub­ject. Ac­tive since the late 1990s, Mal­abou is highly re­garded for her re­think­ing of the con­cept of “plas­tic­ity”—the cre­ation, de­struc­tion and me­ta­mor­pho­sis of form—across sev­eral dis­ci­plines, in­clud­ing bi­ol­ogy, psy­chol­ogy and pol­i­tics. Her best-known book, What Should We Do with Our Brain? (pub­lished in French in 2004 and trans­lated into English in 2009), crit­i­cizes how the re­cent fo­cus of

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