Blues Klair


Volume V of Vincent Meessen's publication project Prospectus


This book furthers the reflection that was given form in the exhibition Blues Klair, a site to test History in terms of the present. A series of essays probes the enduring presence of colonialism as well as of alliances and cultural crossovers across time and space through the filter of the colour blue.


A poetic, formal, rhythmic, and discursive immersion in the colour of history, Blues Klair attempts to elucidate Western colonial modernity's urges to conquer, classify, and immortalize. Numerous illustrations and several new essays revisit elements of this exhibition that examines three journeys of exile at the end of the 1960s: African-American, European, and Caribbean. Voices, sounds, and shapes calling for an exile blues, poetics and politics that are dedicated to the harmonics of difference


Editors: Vincent Meessen and Michèle Thériault
Texts by: Corinne Diserens, Eric Fillion, Harmony Holiday, Vincent Meessen, Matthew Quest and Michèle Thériault
Graphic design: Speculoos


Publishing: The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery in partnership with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

English/French, 312 pages, colour, lay flat binding, 2021


© 2021 the editors, authors, The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
ISBN: 978-2-924316-19-1

EAN : 9782924316191


Distribution within Europe is planned for the end of March 2021


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