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  • Michel Journiac

    Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

    As the work of Michel Journiac makes evident, it is reductive to view the body art of the ’70s as centered on concepts like resistance, tension, rhythm, and sequence instead of sexuality. In an oeuvre that has explored the body since the ’60s, Journiac questions the divide between masculine and feminine, viewing these categories not as hermetic entities, but as constantly renegotiated notions intimately connected to social conditions. Thus, in a work from 1972, titled Hommage à Freud (Homage to Freud), a postcard made up of four photographs—one of his father, Robert Journiac, another of his

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