Claire Fontaine (We The People Are The Work)

Image Credit: Claire Fontaine

KARST

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Friday 22 September 2017 – Saturday 18 November 2017
Opening Hours: 11am - 5pm

Preview

Claire Fontaine Private View
22/09/2017 20:00-22:00

For We The People Are The Work Fontaine has produced a series of new works that tackle the questions of morality, agency and freedom of speech through illuminated text in the space. Lifting quotes from Donald Trump and the Brexit debate, she creates a visual and conceptual polyphony where the viewer is invited to take a position.

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We The People Are The Work is a major visual arts project in Plymouth that explores ideas of power, protest and the public.

The project will build connections between the people of Plymouth and five internationally renowned artists through structures that involve people living in Plymouth in generating the ideas and artworks in the exhibition alongside the artists.

Venues across the city ranging from Plymouth City Council’s Council House to the city’s public galleries will be animated by a series of new commissioned artworks that explore our engagement with politics and identity. In the wake of recent global events - from Brexit, to the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States, to the recent UK general election - the exhibition explores both the shared experiences and social differences that shape our society and our aspirations and fears for the future.

 

 

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