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Refus Global 1948-2008
« on: August 05, 2008, 10:21:52 AM »
The importance of Automatism and le Refus global in the Quiet Revolution and development of modern Québec, and an exhibit commemorating the 60 years of the manifesto:

Right to refuse. An exhibit remembers Refus Global, Québec's artistic cri de coeur

To hell with the holy-water-sprinkler and the toque.

They have extorted from us a thousand times more than they ever gave.

Our duty is simple: To break finally with all the conventional patterns of society.

Quebec artist Paul-Émile Borduas wrote those incendiary words more than half a century ago in Refus Global (Total Refusal), a manifesto railing against the Roman Catholic church and French-Canadian culture of the day that changed irrevocably both the artist’s life and the course of Quebec history. ... n_128.html
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg


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