Exhibition/Film: “Guy Gabon: Soleil de la Conscience/Sun of Consciousness”

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[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] “Guy Gabon: Soleil de la Conscience/Sun of Consciousness” opens on Sunday, September 15, 2019, with a reception from 3:00 to 5:00pm at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum (located at 223 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia).

Description: This exhibition is the first phase of the Black Optics Artist Residency, which features work by Guadeloupean-born artist Guy Gabon. The show’s title “Soleil de la Conscience” is borrowed from a book by Martinican poet Edouard Glissant.  Glissant’s work serves as inspiration for a sustained reflection on a short film by Gabon. The film, which is entitled “Mary Prince”, indirectly encourages reflection on the life of Mary Prince, a woman from Bermuda whose slave narrative is one of the most well-known accounts from the Caribbean. The artist relates Prince’s harrowing and traumatic experience through a performer who symbolically seeks to unearth traces of the woman’s life as well as the larger institution of slavery in the Caribbean. A potentially revelatory event for the viewers, the work subtly suggests that this exposé is as central to understanding the Francophone Caribbean as it is for developing a more nuanced perspective about people of African descent in the New World.

For more information, see http://www.cau.edu/art-museum/exhibitions.html
Also see https://www.facebook.com/events/2377257575824454 and https://events.ajc.com/event/clark-atlanta-university-art-museum-opening-reception-crafting-for-life-the-sense-of-something-universal-and-guy-gabon-soleil-de-la-conscience-sun-of-consciousness–b49qaz1jd1

For more about Guy Gabon, visit het website http://guygabon.com.

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