The Slave's Lament: Galerie de L'Uqam, Montréal

Graham Fagen (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

Exhibition Dates: February 24, 2017 - April 8, 2017

Curator: Louise Déry

The exhibition The Slave’s Lament presents works by the multidisciplinary artist Graham Fagen on the theme of slavery and Scottish involvement in the fate of African people deported to the Caribbean in the 18th century. The drawings, with the look of masks or portraits, the seascape photographs and the imposing video and music installation shown here explore the tensions and emotions brought about by colonialism and the African slave trade. Today considerable feeling has been mobilized with the aim of reconciliation and redemption for the economic servitude and cultural oppression of peoples – whether aboriginal, the product of immigration or subject to current insidious forms of servitude. Fagen’s questioning of nationality and identity, however, is based on a particularly pertinent critique of the cultural and social heritage.



Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMontréal (QC), Canada
PublisherGallery de l'Uqam
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2017

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