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Haitian Art
Of Resilience and Resistance

Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic earthquake which struck Haiti, taking the lives of nearly a quarter million people and leaving another one and a half million homeless.

Haitian art reflects its complex cultural tradition with its African heritage and indigenous European and American influences. Rich in culture and of a resilient people, it is the opposite of the ignorant, vulgar, and derogatory remarks made earlier this week by the President of the United States.

Journalist and author Anderson Cooper reflected on the subject: “Like all countries, Haiti is a collection of people, rich and poor, well educated and not, good and bad. But I’ve never met a Haitian who isn’t strong. You have to be to survive in a place where the government has often abandoned its people. Where opportunities are few and where Mother Nature has punished the people far more than anyone should ever be punished.” And just to be clear, “the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice than our President ever has.”

Today’s feature showcases some selections of Haitian Art, and art of Haitian origins. In resilience, resistance, and in solidarity.

 

Luce Turnier

Edouard Duval-Carrié

Frantz Jacques Dit Guyodo

Pascale Monnin

Geneviève Lahens Esper Dite Iris

Sénèque Obin

Marie-Hélène Cauvin

Préfète Duffaut

Lhérisson Dubréus

Roberto Stephenson

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Tébo (Sacha Thébaud)

Jean-René Jérôme
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Haitian Art
Of Resilience and Resistance

Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic earthquake which struck Haiti, taking the lives of nearly a quarter million people and leaving another one and a half million homeless.

Haitian art reflects its complex cultural tradition with its African heritage and indigenous European and American influences. Rich in culture and of a resilient people, it is the opposite of the ignorant, vulgar, and derogatory remarks made earlier this week by the President of the United States.

Journalist and author Anderson Cooper reflected on the subject: “Like all countries, Haiti is a collection of people, rich and poor, well educated and not, good and bad. But I’ve never met a Haitian who isn’t strong. You have to be to survive in a place where the government has often abandoned its people. Where opportunities are few and where Mother Nature has punished the people far more than anyone should ever be punished.” And just to be clear, “the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice than our President ever has.”

Today’s feature showcases some selections of Haitian Art, and art of Haitian origins. In resilience, resistance, and in solidarity.

 

Luce Turnier

Edouard Duval-Carrié

Frantz Jacques Dit Guyodo

Pascale Monnin

Geneviève Lahens Esper Dite Iris

Sénèque Obin

Marie-Hélène Cauvin

Préfète Duffaut

Lhérisson Dubréus

Roberto Stephenson

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Tébo (Sacha Thébaud)

Jean-René Jérôme