Mathieu Léger

Sur un plateau d’argent / On a Silver Platter 

Presented by Galerie Sans Nom

Haviland Club

Thursday, September 21, 2017 and Friday September 22, 2017 - 7pm - 10:30pm


Galerie Sans Nom presents a dinner-exhibition-discussion project centered on a body of work by Acadian artist Mathieu Léger entitled ”Sur un plateau d’argent / On a Silver Platter.” This corpus, composed of silver plates decorated with engraved messages, explores the cultural distinctions between Anglophones and Francophones or Acadians of New Brunswick. During the dinner, the silver trays will be used to serve the food, unveiling the artist’s engraved messages as people eat and discuss. This project seeks to update the Atlantic kitchen party custom by using it as a discussion platform addressing a question of New Brunswick identity, namely bilingualism and linguistic tensions.