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    L’identité serait en crise.


    Le constat semble intemporel et transhistorique. Les questions demeurent les mêmes. Qui sommes-nous ? Comment nous définissons-nous ? Par rapport à quoi ? À qui ? L’Autre ? Qu’est-ce qui nous définit ? Qu’est-ce qui nous rassemble et nous sépare ? Comment et à partir de quels éléments se construit une identité culturelle ? Quelles représentations lui donner ? Comment en parler ? En pleine période électorale, dans un contexte politique instable et peu rassurant, l’exposition « Tous, des sang-mêlés » interroge les problématiques inhérentes à ce que peut recouvrir l’identité culturelle. Il s’agit donc de réfléchhir ensemble, de confronter nos points de vue, nos subjectivités, afin de formuler, par des choix critiques et plastiques, des constats, des interrogations, une rencontre, une conversation. 


    L’oeuvre explore différentes notions, celles des territoires, des frontières, des cartes, des nations, des communautés, des appartenances, des langues, des drapeaux, des couleurs de peaux, des stéréotypes, des symboles et des traditions. Des notions qui sont chaque fois mises en perspective de l’Histoire, de son récit et de ses traductions visuelles, sonores et matérielles. Des notions qui participent et nourrissent le bien commun abordé sans amnésie ni hypocrisie.


    Nous sommes tous des passants, des migrants, des métis, des hybrides, des étrangers, des constructions, des êtres en Relation. 


     

    Extrait du texte de Julie Crenn et Frank Lamy

    « Tous, des sang-mêlés », Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne 

    Exposition collective du 22 avril au 3 septembre 2017

     

     

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    Identity would be in crisis.

     

    The observation seems timeless and transhistorical. The questions remain the same. Who are we? How do we define ourselves? In relation to what? In relation to whom? The Other? What defines us? What brings us together and what separates us? How and from which elements is a cultural identity built? What representations should be given to it? How can we talk about it? In the midst of an election period, in an unstable and not very reassuring political context, the exhibition "All, of mixed blood" questions the problems inherent in what cultural identity can cover. It is therefore a question of reflecting together, of confronting our points of view and our subjectivities, in order to formulate, through critical and plastic choices, observations, questions, a meeting, a conversation. 

     

    The work explores different notions, those of territories, borders, maps, nations, communities, affiliations, languages, flags, skin colours, stereotypes, symbols and traditions. These notions are each time put into perspective of History, its narrative and its visual, sound and material translations. Notions that participate in and nourish the common good addressed without amnesia or hypocrisy.

     

    We are all passers-by, migrants, mestizos, hybrids, foreigners, constructions, people in relationship. 

    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    Identity would be in crisis.

    The observation seems timeless and transhistorical. The questions remain the same. Who are we? How do we define ourselves? In relation to what? In relation to whom? The Other? What defines us? What brings us together and what separates us? How and from which elements is a cultural identity built? What representations should be given to it? How can we talk about it? In the midst of an election period, in an unstable and not very reassuring political context, the exhibition "All, of mixed blood" questions the problems inherent in what cultural identity can cover. It is therefore a question of reflecting together, of confronting our points of view and our subjectivities, in order to formulate, through critical and plastic choices, observations, questions, a meeting, a conversation. 

    The work explores different notions, those of territories, borders, maps, nations, communities, affiliations, languages, flags, skin colours, stereotypes, symbols and traditions. These notions are each time put into perspective of History, its narrative and its visual, sound and material translations. Notions that participate in and nourish the common good addressed without amnesia or hypocrisy.

     

    We are all passers-by, migrants, mestizos, hybrids, foreigners, constructions, people in relationship. 


     

    Extract from the text of Julie Crenn and Frank Lamy

    « Tous, des sang-mêlés », Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne 

     Collective exhibition from 22 avril till 3 septembre 2017