For Caroline Monnet the Atlantic Ocean links the two sides of her identity, shaped by her Algonquin ancestry in Canada and her French ancestry. The SCHIRN presents Monnet’s immersive video work Transatlantic (2018), which documents the artist’s twenty-two-day journey by cargo ship from Europe to Canada. At the SCHIRN, Monnet’s installation “Transatlantic” enters into a dialogue with the paintings in the exhibition “Magnetic North: Imagining Canada in Painting 1910–40”.
Related content: Listen to a podcast series on Indigenous art, nature, decolonisation and climate change where Sylvia Cunningham seeks Caroline Monnet’s perspectives on these questions.
The exhibition is part of Canada’s culture program as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021 and is supported by the Embassy of Canada, Berlin.