Jean-Christophe Norman

Histoires du jour et de la nuit, 2017

Performance and installation

Jean-Christophe Norman here creates an immersive space by covering the walls of the gallery with word collages and mosaics: words of his own, and of others. The installation can be seen as a rumination on the passing of time—and as an incitement to seize the present moment.


The artist would like to thank Béatrice Josse, Sylvie Zavatta, Harue Muryama, Bernd Asmus, Tsutomu Mizusawa, Pascal Neveux, Madeleine Bettschart, Duc-Hanh Luong, Patrice Joly, Hélène Guenin, and Simon Rees.


Galerie des arts visuels

295, boulevard Charest Est, local 404
Quebec city
418 656-2131 ext 3887


February 18 to March 26
Wednesday to Sunday – noon to 5 p.m.
Opening – February 18, 6:30 p.m.


© Jean-Christophe Norman, Histoires du jour et de la nuit, 2017. Photo : Renaud Philippe / KAHEM 2017


Jean-Christophe Norman

(Besancon, France)

Jean-Christophe Norman has shown his work at numerous exhibitions—both solo and group—all over the world. He was also invited to give performances in several cities such as Tokyo, Istanbul and Paris. In 2012, Les presses du réel published a first monograph on the artist’s career. Two years later, in 2014, the Fonds régional d’art contemporain (FRAC) in Franche-Comté held the first retrospective exhibition of his works. Norman’s work is in several private and public collections in particular in that of the FRAC.