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
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
October 3 – January 13, 2020
This exhibition demonstrates Kirchner’s seminal importance in the development of the Expressionist movement in Germany, beginning with his years...
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Berlin Photo Week 2019
October 10–13, 2019
Berlin Photo Week brings photography to life celebrates the love of photography, art, and technology, with events throughout the...
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Vienna Art Book Fair
October 4–6, 2019
Featuring over 150 exhibitors from 18 countries, the accompanying program includes exhibitions, performances, book presentations, artists’ talks, readings, panels,...
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Eating Flowers
Sensations of Cig Harvey
Spanning photography, video, mixed media and the written word, Harvey’s creative practice explores physical and emotional boundaries of the...
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Why Should I Hesitate
Aug 25, 2019 – Mar 23, 2020
The title references the impact of individual action on history and works as a commentary on various shifting hegemonies...
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Art Now / Sophia Al-Maria
Sep 20, 2019 – Feb 23, 2020
Drawing on personal heritage and fictional future projections, Sophia Al-Maria's protagonists reflect on the narratives and languages they have...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .101
secretly wishing for rain
"The sun shines high above. The sounds of laughter. The birds swoop down upon the crosses of old grey...
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Museum Motus Mori
Sep 13 – Oct 27, 2019
Body parts are isolated, mechanically brought into motion, the hips tilted, the leg lifted, driven across the space where...
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
October 3 – January 13, 2020
This exhibition demonstrates Kirchner’s seminal importance in the development of the Expressionist movement in Germany, beginning with his years...
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Berlin Photo Week 2019
October 10–13, 2019
Berlin Photo Week brings photography to life celebrates the love of photography, art, and technology, with events throughout the...
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Vienna Art Book Fair
October 4–6, 2019
Featuring over 150 exhibitors from 18 countries, the accompanying program includes exhibitions, performances, book presentations, artists’ talks, readings, panels,...
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Eating Flowers
Sensations of Cig Harvey
Spanning photography, video, mixed media and the written word, Harvey’s creative practice explores physical and emotional boundaries of the...
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Why Should I Hesitate
Aug 25, 2019 – Mar 23, 2020
The title references the impact of individual action on history and works as a commentary on various shifting hegemonies...
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Art Now / Sophia Al-Maria
Sep 20, 2019 – Feb 23, 2020
Drawing on personal heritage and fictional future projections, Sophia Al-Maria's protagonists reflect on the narratives and languages they have...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .101
secretly wishing for rain
"The sun shines high above. The sounds of laughter. The birds swoop down upon the crosses of old grey...
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Museum Motus Mori
Sep 13 – Oct 27, 2019
Body parts are isolated, mechanically brought into motion, the hips tilted, the leg lifted, driven across the space where...
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