couscous, cast and painted bronze
33 x 30 (d) inches / 0,84 x 0,77 (d) meters
Couscous reappears in Global Art a sphere made of that evocative material and topped with three cacti. Again, Gérard plays with the effect of postcolonial migrations (a phenomenon with personal resonance for the artist, as his former wife's family is from Algeria). As a globe, the work asks questions about human survival and identity.
Collection de l’artiste, Entrepot Geotec, Dijon, France
Michel Gérard, The American Decade: 1989-1999, Neuberger Museum of Art (2002) with texts by Heartney, Gedeon, and Danto: p. 24, 56-57