808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
28 January – 20 March 2016
This solo, museum exhibition features artworks related to Emmanuel's counter-memorial, The Lost Men France, which was installed adjacent to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in 2014. The Lost Men France, the 3rd in his The Lost Men series, comprised 5 large silk banners depicting the artist's body bearing names of WWI servicemen from all nations pressed into his skin. Paul Emmanuel: Remnants underscores concepts of loss, memory and memorialisation in an installation centred around the 'remnants' of The Lost Men France banners, torn and battered by the winds of the Somme. The banners are complemented by videos, drawings, prints and plaster casts of the artist's body. An artist talk and panel discussion were presented at Boston University in conjunction with this exhibition.
Review by Cate McQuaid in The Boston Globe (2016)
Review by John O'Rourke in BU Today (2016)
Remnants brochure published by Boston University Art Galleries [PDF]