Debi Cornwall
WELCOME TO CAMP AMERICA

17.03 — 18.05.2017

The CPG presents the first solo-exhibition in Europe of the New York artist Debi Cornwall (*1973 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, lives and works in New York).

Vernissage: 16.03.2017

Special Prolongation – 18.05.2017:

Due its public and critical success, the exhibition will be extanded into Thursday May 18 2017 for the Nuit des Bains (free from 6pm to 9pm)

The exhibition is a collaboration with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva (FIFDH)

Saturday March 18 – 4pm
Special pre-sale and book signing by Debi Cornwall of new publication “Welcome to Camp America” (release in Fall 2017).
Café Babel (Meeting point of the FIFDH)

Sunday March 19 – 4pm
Public reading by Frank Smith* of his book “Guantánamo”, followed by a discussion with Debi Cornwall. Mediation Barbara Polla (Analix Forever Gallery, author and curator)
BAC (Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain) – Auditorium

*Frank Smith is a French journalist (*1968), nonfiction writer, and author of multiple books of poetry. He has worked as a producer for France Culture since 1999.

Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil rights lawyer. Her work marries empathy and dark humor with structural critique.

"Welcome to Camp America" employs unexpected photographs to investigate Guantánamo Bay, its growing diaspora of freed men and the consumer packaging of military power in the form of “Gitmo’s” gift-shop souvenirs. Her exhibition and monograph, which juxtaposes photographs with [...]

Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil rights lawyer. Her work marries empathy and dark humor with structural critique.

"Welcome to Camp America" employs unexpected photographs to investigate Guantánamo Bay, its growing diaspora of freed men and the consumer packaging of military power in the form of “Gitmo’s” gift-shop souvenirs. Her exhibition and monograph, which juxtaposes photographs with once-classified archival material and first-person texts, provoke questions about compromises made in the West between our humanity and our fears in the "War on Terror" era.


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Debi Cornwall * 1973 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, lives in New York

Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil rights lawyer. Her work marries empathy and dark humor with structural critique.

"Welcome to Camp America" employs unexpected photographs to investigate Guantánamo Bay, its growing diaspora of freed men and the consumer packaging of military power in the form of “Gitmo’s” gift-shop souvenirs. Her exhibition and monograph, which juxtaposes photographs with [...]

Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil rights lawyer. Her work marries empathy and dark humor with structural critique.

"Welcome to Camp America" employs unexpected photographs to investigate Guantánamo Bay, its growing diaspora of freed men and the consumer packaging of military power in the form of “Gitmo’s” gift-shop souvenirs. Her exhibition and monograph, which juxtaposes photographs with once-classified archival material and first-person texts, provoke questions about compromises made in the West between our humanity and our fears in the "War on Terror" era.

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