Three reasons to go see the exhibition “Stan Douglas: Narrative Unveilings”

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<p> “Two Friends, 1975” </p>
<p>To visit <em>Stan Douglas: Narrative Unveilings</em> is to travel back in time and relive pivotal moments of the 20th century. Here are three reasons to be interested in the work of this creator of Canadian images presented at the PHI Foundation.</p>
<h3 id=To discover Canada's representative at the Venice Biennale

Three Reasons to See the “Stan Douglas: Narrative Unveilings” Expo

Stan Douglas

The Venice Biennale is to the visual arts what the Cannes Film Festival is to the cinema. After skipping an edition due to the pandemic, the prestigious event is back in force in 2022 and it is none other than Stan Douglas who is representing Canada. Hailing from Vancouver, this acclaimed visual artist – referred to as a “Canadian treasure” and a “virtuoso” by PHI Foundation curator Cheryl Sim – is adept at piecing together major historical events that caused significant socio-cultural change.

To see-a-first the most recent series by Stan Douglas

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<p>“2 March 1914” </p>
<p>Conceived in 2021, <em>Penn Station’s Half Century</em> photo seriesrecreates landmark moments that took place at the legendary New York City train station before it was relocated to make way for the equally famous Madison Square Garden. In nine giant format photos arranged in two rooms, Stan Douglas recreates scenes that took place within the walls of this impressive place. With their meticulously thought-out spectacular compositions, their contrasting light and their impressive architectural details, these photographic reconstructions give the impression of having been captured on the spot.</p>
<h3 id=To dive into the excitement of the 1970s

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<p>“Exodus, 1975” </p>
<p>To create the <em>Disco Angola</em> series, Stan Douglas put himself in the shoes of a New York photojournalist from the 1970s covering in parallel the birth of disco in the United States and the civil war in Angola. The result: eight larger-than-life photographs presented in pairs on the four floors of the PHI Foundation. The connection between these two historical events, a priori very distant, is striking. By presenting them side by side, the artist makes us aware that these two struggles were born of an urgent need for emancipation.</p>
<p>The exhibition <em>Stan Douglas: Narrative Unveilings< /em> is presented free of charge from February 19 to May 22 at the PHI Foundation.</p>

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