L’Heure des sorcières

This review of “L’Heure des sorcières” at Quimper’s Le Quartier appeared on artforum.com: Mary Beth Edelson, Proposals for: Memorials to 9,000,000 Women Burned as Witches in the Christian Era, 1977, mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view. Spread throughout four rooms, this thematic group exhibition takes as its starting point Breton myths and legends as portrayed by nineteenth-century French artists in works borrowed from the local Musée des Beaux Arts. Drawing on traditional basket-weaving techniques, ethnographic approaches, and oral histories, Paris-based artist Marie Preston’s sculpture piece Barque sorcière (Witch Boat), 2014, and accompanying fictional dialogue involving four characters—a druidess, a painter, … Continue reading L’Heure des sorcières