This public art project is an iteration of the PAN AFRICAN FLAGS FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE series which, over the years, has taken on various forms of signage, such as flags and subway signs.
For this version in Montréal, the project takes the form of posters that can be found in the neighbourhoods of Little Burgundy, Saint-Henri, Saint-Michel, Montreal North, Park-Extension and Mile End.
The PAN AFRICAN FLAGS FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS' ALLIANCE (2017-2021) series explores a unique visual language created by Larry Achiampong to themes related to the African diasporic identity. The stars represent the fifty-four countries of Africa.The color green represents the Earth, black represents its people, and red represents the struggles the continent has gone through, while yellow anticipates a new future and prosperity for the Pan-African Union. While flags are usually used to represent and promote a national identity, Achiampong appropriates this form in an effort to unify nations.
• 1745 Fleury Street
• 2586 Jarry Street
• Parc de Lestre
• Notre-Dame Street, near Saint-Rémi
• Lionel Groulx Metro station
• 140 Jean-Talon Street West