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Amy O'Neill     May 3 - Jun 30, 2012

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Amy O'Neill
Scarecrow, 2011
 
  
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Amy O'Neill
3 mai au 30 juin 2012
vernissage jeudi 3 mai à 18h00 (Nuit des Bains)
Le travail le plus récent d’Amy O’Neill, "V" pour "Victory Gardens" (Jardins de Victoire, 2010-11), qui allie l’installation, la sculpture et le dessin, se réfère aux efforts de guerre pendant les deux Guerres mondiales. On demandait alors aux citoyens américains et anglais de planter des jardins potagers afin d’assurer leur subsistance et d’inculquer tout particulièrement aux enfants une éthique du travail et une forme de patriotisme jugée essentielle. Les affiches de propagande de l’époque portaient des slogans comme : "Semez les graines de la Victoire – Chaque potager est une usine de munitions" et "Notre nourriture combat".

Bob Nikas, 2011 - Traduction de Christophe Cherix (Extrait de Memory and Displacement in the Work of Amy O’Neill)

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Amy O'Neill
May 3rd - June 30th 2012
Opening May 3rd at 6pm (Nuit des Bains)
Amy O’Neill’s most recent sculpture and installation work, "V" for "Victory Gardens" (2010-11) refer back to the war effort in World Wars I and II, in which American and English citizens were urged to plant vegetable gardens to put food on their tables, and to instill, particularly among children, a work-ethic and the kind of patriotism that was seen as essential to the times. Propaganda posters were printed with slogans like: "Sow the seeds of Victory – Every Garden a Munition Plant" and "Our Food Is Fighting".

Bob Nikas, 2011 (Excerpt from Memory and Displacement in the Work of Amy O’Neill)



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