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Media Release – Artist Performance & Opening Reception FRAGILE

April 12, 2019


Fragile Exhibition

RE: FRAGILE – Opening Reception & artist performance by Mariana Lafrance
WHEN: April 11 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Thunder Bay Art Gallery

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is playing host to FRAGILE, an exhibition on loan from Bravo Art, Ottawa. This is an opportunity for the people of Northwestern Ontario to experience the work of six contemporary Francophone artists, who explore the concept and experience of their Francophone heritage in relation to family identity.

EN: This exhibition brings together the work of six artists who consider their perceptions of themselves both as individuals and members of particular societies. In this context, the art acts as an extension of a culture and a language that are not fixed but constantly under construction. The concept and experience of Francophone identity is at the core of each work.

In her opening event performance and installation En aval d’ici, en amont de maintenant, Mariana Lafrance plays with a 12-piece set of dishes inherited from her grandmother. She confronts her ancestry, entering into a dialogue with her traditions to better define the impact her family heritage has on her life today.

FR: Cette exposition réunit le travail de six artistes qui remettent en question leur perception d’eux-mêmes en tant qu’individus et en tant que membres de sociétés spécifiques. Dans ce contexte, l’art agit comme un prolongement d’une culture et d’un langage qui ne sont pas fixes mais constamment en construction. Le concept et l’expérience de l’identité francophone sont au cœur de chaque travail.

Dans son spectacle d’ouverture et son installation En aval, en amont de maintenant, Mariana Lafrance joue avec un ensemble de vaisselle 12 pièces hérité de sa grand-mère. Elle confronte ses ancêtres en dialoguant avec ses traditions pour mieux réfléchir sur l’impact que son héritage historique a sur sa vie actuelle.

Avec/Featuring: Vincent Chevalier, Mathieu Goupil-Lemay, Mariana Lafrance, Faye Mullen, Matthieu Sabourin, et/and Geneviève Thauvette.

FRAGILE is on display at Thunder Bay Art Gallery from April 11 – June 2