Ascent Of Man: Parts 1, 2 & 3

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  • Ascent Of Man: Parts 1, 2 & 3

  • Artist: Jayce Salloum
  • Year: 1986
  • Duration: 18:30
  • Country: Canada
  • A complex, highly evocative visual and auditory assault on the way we perceive the world.  Scenes of laboratory experiments, technological achievements, and other acts of scientific materialism are juxtaposed with sterotypical scenes of heroism, patriotism , and other human emotions and virtues, stripping bare their inherent intent as propaganda.
    Jayce Salloum has been working in installation, photography, mixed media and video since 1975. Salloum is known for installation works that sensitively investigate historical, social and cultural contexts of place. The grandson of Syrian (now a part of Lebanon) immigrants, Salloum studied in the United States. Central themes played out in his work include questions of exile, ethnic representation and cultural identity. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, his work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. In 2014, Salloum won a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

  • Accession #: 1520
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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