Rubis Mécénat et Yémi Awosile
Lieu : The Halle AP2
503 avenue des Bancs de Flandres
June 10, 2023 @ 8h00 – January 14, 2024 @ 17h00
The installation by British artist and designer Yemi Awosile is displayed on the façade of Halle AP2. It was inspired by geometric drawings found in the archives of the Roubaix textile industry. These “maps” of drawings transferred onto squared sheets were used to prepare weaving, and also mark the beginnings of the computer revolution. Mounted on a steel frame, the textile coupons, both flexible and robust, prepared by the artist, draw abstract symbols that defy time and the wind. The Forty-seventh Samsarase installation stands out in the distance like banners linking the industrial past to contemporary issues of cycles, transformation, production and consumption. This project is being carried out in partnership with the École Supérieure d’Art (Esä) in Dunkerque-Tourcoing.
It is supported and financed by Rubis Mécénat and has the backing of Kvadrat.
Yemi Awosile’s work can be seen from the forecourt of the Frac Grand Large.