Graham Fagen. The Slave’s Lament
The Galerie de l’UQAM and the curator Louise Déry are presenting the Scottish artist Graham Fagen’s first solo exhibition in Canada by proposing a video and music-based installation that is emblematic of his research: The Slave’s Lament. The Glasgow artist is interested in the slave trade, the inhuman treatment of the deported populations and the Scottish involvement in Jamaica. Several drawings and photographs have been added to this work in order to allow for a more encompassing extrapolation of the motifs opposing national identity and cultural identity.