PAUL EMMANUEL: REMNANTS
The Reservoir, Oliewenhuis Art Museum,
Bloemfontein, South Africa


First exhibited at South Africa's Freedom Park Museum & then at Boston University's 808 Gallery USA, this solo, museum exhibition features artworks related to Emmanuel's counter-memorial, The Lost Men France, which was installed adjacent to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in 2014. The Lost Men France, the 3rd in his The Lost Men series, comprised 5 large silk banners depicting the artist's body bearing names of WWI servicemen from all nations pressed into his skin. The exhibition underscores concepts of loss, memory & memorialisation in an installation centered around the 'remnants' of The Lost Men France banners, torn & battered by the winds of the Somme. The banners are complemented by videos, drawings, prints & plaster casts of the artist's body.

Media/texts
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Press release [PDF]

Press reviews & articles

Links
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Remnants at Boston University
The Lost Men website

Remnants at Freedom Park

Photos/Videos
Remembering
a Counter-memorial
(Video 10 mins 33 sec)

© Paul Emmanuel