Isabelle Hayeur
Tabula Rasa

2010

Digital inkjet print on and under acrylic sheet frosted on the front
183.2 x 122.3 cm
Edition 1/5
2012.9
Gift of the artist

Artist Isabelle Hayeur is focused on areas where disorder seems to reign, where manmade development and nature’s push-back appear to be in flux. Tabula Rasa exemplifies the artist’s preoccupation with this theme. In this work, a partially artificial composite of an urban landscape – an aerial view of UQAM’s Judith Jasmin and Hubert Aquin buildings seen under construction – is juxtaposed to an aerial view of a WWII battlefield. The result is an ostensibly realistic window onto the history of Montréal’s Quartier Latin area, in which the university is located.

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