Blues Klair


A publication by Vincent Meessen


This publication accompanies Vincent Meessen's exhibition project Blues Klair


A poetic, formal, rhythmic, and discursive immersion in the colour of history, Vincent Messen. Blues Klair attempts to elucidate Western colonial modernity’s urges to conquer, classify, and immortalize. Numerous illustrations and texts by Corinne Diserens, Eric Fillion, Harmony Holiday, Vincent Meessen, Matthew Quest and Michèle Thériault revisit elements of this exhibition that examines three journeys of exile at the end of the 1960s : that of Gylan Kain, the African-American poet precursor of rap at the end of the 1960s, of the writer and critic Patrick Straram living in exile in Montreal in the late 1950s and of the Caribbean students involved in a racial uprising at Sir George Williams in the late 1960s. Voices, sounds, and shapes calling for a blues of exile, a poetics and a politics 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


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