There are people who believe that all of us have – or, we once had – a doppelgänger, somewhere on the planet. Some, in fact, are looking for proofs and running in museums to take photographs in front of paintings or sculptures, to find any similarity.
The museums are full of doppelgängers. From works of the Renaissance to Pop Art. But the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec, Canada, looks back at earlier periods of artistic expression. In the project “My-2000-Year-Old Double” you will be mating portraits of modern people with Greek-Roman sculptures or Egyptian burial portraits!
The project is as follows: the Canadian Museum works with the Genève Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, which boasts about 650,000 works of art in its collections. He also collaborates with the Foundation Grandeur pour l’Art, which is also proud of his collections, which he continually seeks to enrich.
From October 24, 2018, to October 27, 2019, at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec, thirty portraits of people living among us – from the photos submitted for this project – will be exhibited – and, next to them, the ancient works of art which are their “mirrors”. The portraits will be from the lens of Canadian art photographer Francois Brunel.