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Canada House presents: Self-Abstractions

Galerie Canada Gallery

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Canada House, Trafalgar Square, SW1Y 5BJ
Pall Mall Entrance, free admission (security screening in place)

15 Sep – 18 Nov 2017
Monday to Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Jannick Deslauriers l Cal Lane l Marie-Eve Levasseur l Nadia Myre l Jinny Yu

Through a variety of innovative techniques, the five female artists represented here are looking outward to situate themselves in the world. In an era characterised by an excessive proliferation of self-portraits, the artists deploy counter-strategies to represent themselves in their work, favouring a conceptual approach that uses objects or gestures in lieu of self-imagery.

The artists in Self-Abstractions succeed in offering an understanding of identity politics as existing outside the body and as being the product of systemic power structures such as culture, society, economy, history and technology.

 Anaïs Castro – Curator

Video - Portrait in Motion

Portrait in Motion (2001-2002), Nadia Myre, Video, Duration : 2 min. 30 s (loop), Ed. 5

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