Biennale Internationale du lin de Portneuf: Work & Worth
June 20 - September 27, 2015
Curated by Lalie Douglas and Barbara Wisnowski
Deschambault, Quebec, Canada (at various historical sites)
(My artwork can be viewed in the Moulin de La Chervrotière building)
The very existence of art challenges notions of useless versus productive work. The 23 International artists exhibiting question this assessment through references to artistic traditions, domestic and textile work or other undervalued practices. Similarly questioning the attribution of value to materials themselves, the Biennale artists explore the physical properties of flax in all its forms and ask: is a material intrinsically valuable or is it a function of its abundance, rarity, usefulness, or historical or marketing.