La Petite Mort gallery presents
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC goes GHETTO
December 7 â 30, 2012 / Group Exhibit
Vernissage December 7 / 7 â 10pm
Tunes by Bic Mac Daddy
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National Geographic has helped to shape many of our personal
perceptions of global identities throughout our youth, as well as
into our adult lives. This connection is complex and evolving, and in
time for the holiday season one cannot help but feel certain
closeness to the global community at large. La Petite Mort has
acquired several rare National Geographic maps, and these
collectorsâ items have been selected for an interactive artistic
project. Weâve invited 25 artists to participate by making a
selection â each artist will be given the opportunity to choose from
an array of authentic vintage National Geographic maps, which range
in years from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. These maps vary in size,
colorization, detail, and even smell. They depict such exotic and
historical places as the following: Historic and Scenic Reaches of
the Nationâs Capital (Washington), India and Burma, Lands of the
Bible Today, Europe and the Near East, New Zealand, Historical Map of
the United States, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Germany and
its Approaches, Countries of the Caribbean, Southwest Asia, the
Pacific Ocean, California & more!
We ask you to imagine how you saw the world in your youth, what
images or feelings were inspired by your interactions with National
Geographic in the past? You are called to express a way of perceiving
based on memory and recollection â how did we envision the world as
children? How has this changed? The sentimentality one may feel
towards National Geographic has formed how we interpret the world. We
ask that you then put these recollections back onto the maps that
inspired them in the form of an artistic piece. Once all the maps
have been transformed, they will be hung in La Petite Mort. The end
result will be a unification of the world, as the maps will be used
to cover an entire wall. Our goal is to pull the world together using
the medium of art.
â Text by Laura Carusi, 2012
ARTIST INSTRUCTIONS: there are some maps left, if interested.
- pick up ONE map asap at gallery / first come, first serve.
- do art on map based on theme, or not. You decide.
- use medium of your choice / be clever
- do not frame / all maps will be pinned to the walls
- drop off finished art/map at gallery
- deadline BEFORE December 2, 2012
- come to the opening on December 7, 2012 / 7 - 10pm
- ALL MAPS will be sold for $300 / 50% to artist
- all UNSOLD MAPS WILL BE KEPT FOR A MINIMUM of 6 months for
La Petite Mort Gallery
306 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, ON Canada K1N 7H9
T (613) 860.1555
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