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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Cultural Appropriation #1

With this project, I cover several themes: I am particularly interested in identity models and their perceptions. Starting from the premise that cultural identities can not be fixed in definitive categories, I deconstruct and reconstruct these identities by mixing the cultural attributes and signs of each other. I also extrapolate this concept of cultural appropriation to embrace the idea of ​​appropriating the exhibitions locations: e.g. museums, galleries, artists’ center, etc. In short, I am appropriating the cultural locations related to contemporary art (generally exclusive and closed) by placing virtually some of my photographs into those spaces.

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Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Montreal, Canada
Copyright: © Gilles Tarabiscuité