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exhibition review

NEW CALEDONIA

Le nickel + L'initiative

Susan Cochrane

LILIANE ROGOZYK, Fleur de Nickel (Nickel Flower) (detail), 1995, ferro-nickel, photograph courtesy the artist.

The sculptural installations of Liliane Rogozyk are forged from the fire in the soul of the artist as much as they are from the furnaces of Sociétié le Nickel's (SLN) forges in New Caledonia. "Le nickel" is the backbone of New Caledonia's economy and SLN the long-established monopoly producer. The mine workers, whether engineers recruited from France, labourers from Tahiti or Wallis Island, or old-time New Caledonians, are reputed to…

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