Vincent Meurin at the Alliance Francaise in Ottawa [fr]
With the exhibition of photography “Résistance” by the French artist Vincent Meurin, you will discover veterans’ history through another glance but also an original link between present and past!
Opening with the artist: on Friday September 24th 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m at the Gallery of Alliance Française.
The photographic work Resistance is a commemorative study of the body through time, embodied by Canadian war veterans. This photography series is an ode to memory and the body and celebrates at the same time the individual and his story.
The exhibition is the result of Vincent Meurin artist’s residency in Ottawa in July. It has been organized by X Festival of Photography, School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO), Alliance Française of Ottawa and the French Embassy in Canada.
Vincent Meurinstarted to take photos during a stay in Senegal. Later, he moved to La Reunion for 8 years. He started to work for a charity organization “Secours Populaire” and he became interested in themes related to rituals and beliefs. He had the chance to work in close contact with the handicapped community which resulted in a series of silver emulsion prints. The theme was art therapy for a group of handicapped children. His pictures were selected for the 6th “Rencontres africaines de la photographie” in Bamako. This work became the beginning of his participation in collective exhibitions in Paris, Arles, Tananarive. In 2008, he received a scholarship for studying photography in College Marsan in Montreal. He won the second prize in photography at the Rodeo contest of CAPIC, the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication.
Ottawa Citizen : Vincent Meurin exposes veterans at Festival X(by Peter Simpson - The Big Beat )
Exhibition « Résistances », by Vincent Meurin
In the X Festival of Photography
When: from Friday September the 24th to Friday October the 22nd, 2010
Opening: Friday September 24th, 2010, from 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: Gallery of Alliance Française
Direction: 352 Mac Laren street - Ottawa