Couverture de la publication Métissages
Editor : Est-Nord-Est, résidence d'artistes
Location : Saint-Jean-Port-Joli,Canada
Year : 1997
Pages : 64
ISBN : 2-9801-281-1-2
Language : French / English
Coordinator : Marie Fraser
Author : Marie Fraser, Guy Sioui Durand, Sylvie Gilbert, Annie Martin, Glenn Alteen, Mike Macdonald, Monika Kin Gagnon, Édith-Anne Pageot, Claire Gravel

Artist and author

Rebecca Belmore
Florene Belmore
Freda Guttman
Mike Macdonald
Teresa Marshall
Daniel Pouline
Eric Robertson

Before taking the form of an exhibition, Métissages was an artist residency that took place in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli during the summer of 1994. The idea of a “melting pot” arose at the very conception of the residency, when two artists, Lise Labrie and Domingo Cisneros – themselves the product of a cultural and territorial “mix” – were chosen to be its curators. Labrie and Cisneros developed the theme articulated around the figure of the Métis, embodying an intersection of identities, cultures, and territories whose existence and recognition were long denied and blocked in Western history. Through the reflection on hybridity initially proposed by the theme of mixed blood, this project signalled a correspondence among various art disciplines: sculpture, photography, installation, video.

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