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  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES
  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES
  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES
  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES

(FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES

BEAUFORT LOCATION: ADMIRAAL KEYES SQUARE, ZEEBRUGGE

Michael Ray Charles

°1967, Lafayette, USA 

With images from our collective memory Michael Ray Charles denounces social and political issues. By placing the historical visual culture in a present-day context he tries to create feelings of understanding instead of passing judgement. (Forever Free) Three Graces refers to the three graces symbolizing beauty, grace and joy. A cynical title for a trio of sculptures, of which the form was derived from the Ku Klux Klan. Although formally highly stylized, the stereotypical characteristics of the followers of the Ku Klux Klan are captured and put into perspective and are almost ridiculed.