Annette Messager

Danses du scalp, 2012

Kinetic installation

The installation Danses du scalp portrays a woman – Annette Messager – and the world in which she lives: a society that never ceases to reinvent itself, that resists and defies expectations.


Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, pavillon Pierre Lassonde

179, Grande Allée Ouest
418 643-2150


February 17 to March 14
Tuesday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening – February 17, 5 p.m.


© Annette Messager, Danses du scalp, 2012. Photo : Idra Labrie MNBAQ


Annette Messager

(Malakoff, France)

Annette Messager is a major figure in the international art world. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, in particular at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2014), the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg (2012) and the Centre Pompidou (2007). She has also been part of several international art events such as Documenta (1977 and 2002) and the Venice Biennale (1980, 2003 and 2005), where she was awarded the Golden Lion in 2005. Works by Annette Messager are in several collections around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) and the Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne. The artist is represented by the Marian Goodman Gallery (New York, Paris and London).