The Canadian Cultural Centre presents an installation by Robert Houle which travels back in time of 1845 in Paris. Paris/Ojibwa evokes an exotic contact with the Ojibwa which impressed the Parisian imagination in the 19th century and inspired painters and poets, among them Delacroix and Baudelaire.
The installation was conceived in 2006 during the artists residency at La Cité des Arts in Paris. The work is an homage as well as a reflection on the theme of disappearance. The title of the work alludes to contact between Parisians and a group of indigenous people from Canada guided by a remarkable man, Maungwudaus (a Great Hero).
April 13, 2010
Gallery talk around the installation project at 5:00 pm
With Robert Houle, Mick Gidley / University of Leeds and Donald Smith / University of Calgary. Limited access. Reservations : 01 44 43 21 49
Opening at 6:30 pm
Curator: Catherine Bédard
Galerie Orenda International also presents Cendres et Diamants [Robert Houle, peintures / Edward Curtis, photographies]
Opening April 8 at 7:00 pm – Exhibition presented from April 9 to May 22, 2010
54 rue de Verneuil, Paris 7 / 01 49 26 90 09 – www.orenda-art.com