Forever Immigrant, 2017
Untitled (Transparents Flags)#3, 2007-2011
Marco Godinho, a Portuguese artist living and working between France and Luxembourg, accosts visitors, even before they enter the Sucrière.
For the Biennial of Contemporary Art, Marco Godinho has reworked his installation Forever Immigrants. The artist has used a stamp on the walls of the exhibition space as well as on the exterior facade of the Sucrière building, which reads "Forever Immigrants". The inscription, applied by means of an inkpad like those used by bureaucrats, is repeated thousands of times. The imprints are juxtaposed or superimposed, so that they merge and fuse together. According to the point of view adopted by the spectator it is possible to perceive the work by turns as a multitude of fragments or as a whole, while its different occurrences in the spaces refer to the complexity of political and human realities: the separation between interior and exterior, the individual dissolving into a group, or migration as a permanent state for the individual, whether it is voluntary or, as is more often the case, a necessity. Also highlighting the state of non-belonging to a given territory, outside the Sucrière, Marco Godinho presents Sans Titre (transparent flags) (2007-2017),twelve transparent flags made of organza and featuring the twelve stars of the European Union flag.
Réalisé avec le concours du Fonds culturel national, Luxembourg
Avec le soutien de la Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian