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"Wavering Identities by Jacky G. Lafargue and Louis Couturier"
2001-04-04 until 2001-06-10
Bishop's University Art Gallery
The Art Gallery of Bishop's University is proud to present the
exhibition, Wavering Identities by Jacky G. Lafargue and
Louis Couturier, which will be held from April 4 to June 10,
2001. Wavering Identities is a public art flag installation that
has been exhibited in Brussels, Liege, Paris and Montreal. The
flags focus on how immigrant citizens regard their countries of
origin and adopted lands. Wavering Identities is not sheltered from the storm; it
addresses everyone from the passer-by to the enlightened visitor and is made to
capture our gaze and reflective thought (Robert Desbiens,
director; Canadian Cultural Centre).
The installation manipulates urban public space by playing, not
on an ideal of integration, but on the unease or surprise
caused by redirecting familiar signs of communication (those
thrown together or strictly codified). This action has been
repeated in different countries, communities and milieus in
order to give a true dimension to the project, which does not
claim to pose questions of global importance or to evoke individual reactions.
Rather, the flags provoke collective local reactions that remind individuals of their
challenging group membership, however temporary and
artificial that membership may be.
The flags will be installed at various points throughout the
Bishop's University campus, both on the outside and inside of
some of the main buildings. The opening of the exhibition will
take place at the Art Gallery of Bishop's University on
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 from 5pm to 7pm.