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Claire Fontaine
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Claire Fontaine is the fictional artist created by two Paris-based artists. Their interests span both art history and politics. In this work they offer neon representations of the phrase “Foreigners Everywhere,” a loaded phrase that is difficult to parse as either positive or negative. Its interpretation for those at the university, for example, is a positive manifestation of the global economy—the presence of people from many nations working and studying here, leading to its intellectual atmosphere. Yet for many, “Foreigners Everywhere” is a manifestation of what they see as the downside in the global economy, namely contentious issues involving immigration.

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Claire Fontaine
Foreigners Everywhere (Chinese), 2008
Neon glass
21x130x5cm


Claire Fontaine
Foreigners Everywhere (Spanish), 2008
Neon glass
10x225x5cm


Work by Claire Fontaine is installed at the Booth School of Business.