Carry Yourself

Nathalie Quagliotto (Canada)


Title: Carry Yourself
Artist: Nathalie Quagliotto (b. 1984, Canada)
Medium: 200 tote bags

Location: Granville Street in Vancouver on September 13 and 14, 2019

Quagliotto’s performance engaged citizens in dialogue via the distribution of tote bags in the heart of Vancouver on September 13 and 14, 2019.
“The tote bags read SCARE on one side and CARE on the other to address problematic social encounters of the public in downtown settings. By wearing the bag, people can choose which side they want to show to others. The tote-bag project is also about what we carry around with us on a daily basis. The tote bags are a limited edition of 200, of which 150 are giveaways and 50 are given to the Biennale in support of future artist residencies.” – Nathalie Quagliotto

Photo credits: roaming-the-planet and Svava Tergesen


Special thanks to the following:  

TransLink, City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board, Neekoo Philanthropic Society, Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation, and Member of Parliament Dr. Hedy Fry and office.

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