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Pélagie Gbaguidi

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  • Description  
  • Stone litho on paper  
  • Dimensions  
  • 107 x 76 cm  
  • Edition (signed and numbered)  
  • 5 + 1 AP + 1 PP  
  • Year  
  • 2022  

Pélagie Gbaguidi approaches printmaking as a poetic and political praxis, working with the symbolic qualities of the lithographic limestone. For Hibernus, Pélagie Gbaguidi created lithographic prints in line with ongoing research in her practice: the deconstruction of the global issue of hunger, reframing it as linked to power rather than poverty. As a material resource extracted from the earth, the stone relates to the issues of resource and wealth distribution. The material is activated in the printmaking process, allowing for a collective process of excavation that uncovers the layers of material memory and, through it, our own collective memory. The work of Pélagie Gbaguidi as a poetic and political gesture aims to open up a debate on hunger (an experience we all share on a bodily level) and to bring attention to the imprint left by actions of the Global North on the Global South and vice versa.

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