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Monolys flag (Quebec, Canada)

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[Monolys Flag] image by Ivan Sache, 28 May 2016

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Simon Beaudrys (b. 1977) is a graphic artist living and working in Montréal. In 2007, he established with the writer Philippe Jean Poirier the collective "Identité Québecoise". Artistic director at the advertizing agency Dentsubos for 13 years, Beaudrys resigned in 2015 to become a full-time artist.

Câliboire, his first exhibition, was inaugurated in 2011 and presented since them in several towns of Québec (Chicoutimi, Matane, Montréal, Amos, Val d'Or, Québec). Câliboire is made of 15 works questioning the concept of national identity. Part of the exhibition, the Monolys flag exists both in the cloth (90 cm x 60 cm, hoisted in the center of the exhibition room or on a wall) and as a video installation (resolution, 720 x 480; 0:05).

The Monolys flag is presented as a proposal for a new flag of Québec. Its main rationale is the unification of the four parts of the current flag, which are separated. The fleur-de-lis, as the symbol of the Québec nation, is increased in size and affirmation, disposing of the image of the Roman Catholic religion symbolized by the white cross. - Câliboire press kit - Câliboire press kit - InfoPresse, 27 February 2015

Originally designed in 2008, the flag was introduced in "Essai graphique sur le drapeau québecois", an article published by Beaudrys and Poirier in "Le Devoir", 22 January 2008. - Le Devoir, 22 January 2008
Ivan Sache, 28 May 2016