CV114 - Dominique Blain, Déplacements — Louise Déry
Ciel variable 114 - Masses | Monuments (Winter 2020)
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Dominique Blain, Déplacements
Une douloureuse beauté | A Painful Beauty
By Louise Déry
As Dominique Blain’s exhibition Déplacements was being presented in Paris,<sup>1</sup> Venice was suffering a flood so terrible that we were once again anguished about the possibility of seeing this incomparable treasure of world heritage disappear. Not so long ago, it was Notre-Dame de Paris that was severely damaged, this time by fire, before the incredulous eyes of thousands of witnesses gathered on the bridges, piers, and neighbouring streets and those watching on their screens the world over. The mobilization of hearts and minds is particularly pointed when such tragedies occur and the international community rises in solidarity, for good reason, to engage in repairs – often “spectacularized” – as exemplary donations and calls for contributions are made. Yet, in many parts of the world, it is not natural catastrophe or accidents that threaten the patrimony, but deliberate acts of destruction. These acts, of a hallucinatory scope, are part of a spiral of programmed eradication of peoples through war and exile, putting in danger both life and the symbols that, like art, are part of its essence...
Language: French and English
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Bibliographique ReferenceLouise Déry, "Dominique Blain, Déplacements - Une douloureuse beauté", Ciel variable, no 114, Montréal, 2020, p. 12-21.