“Business District” Virtual Exhibition by Frederic JG Blanque

The future belongs to these immortal Titans
For centuries, man has built commercial structures, monuments dedicated to business and trade. With economic development, these “pagan temples” have come to occupy entire neighborhoods, perpetually expanding their reach over time. To assert their power and gain the trust of citizens, they were designed as dignified architectural statements marked by luxury and extravagance.  Around the world, many of these beautiful, stately and imposing forms still bear the arrogance of a confident beauty.  
From 2008 – 2009, we were introduced to the meaning of sub-prime and toxic debt. Globally, we engaged in a battle with the financial markets; traders became the new pariah. The financial centers, as well as the global banks, remain in the spotlight. Today, “doing business” has become a dirty word, and the reputation of these troubled institutions has disintegrated.  
In my work, I offer a vision of the current economic situation.  The “Business District” series is a metaphor for the world economy.  Buildings blaze with fire, melting, dissolving, and sometimes sinking… yet we need not despair. They remain straight and imposing.  
The future belongs to these immortal Titans. The global economy remains both a cause of the problem and, paradoxically, part of the solution.  
NB : At the end of 2019 my idea was to end this series but now with the COVID Crisis …
See:  https://www.harrisonpl.org

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - Thursday, August 6, 2020
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Harrison Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9148350324
Presenter Website: https://www.harrisonpl.org