Long before Black Panther, early modern Europeans embraced a different kind of Black avenger, one largely constructed by White abolitionists.
Erlin Geffrard’s bright mural celebrates his parents and the struggle of working-class people.
Michèle Stephenson’s documentary short finds beauty in qualities of Haitian life which the Dominican government scorns.
Zombi Child and Ouvertures delve into France’s lingering influences on Haiti.
The indispensability of recognition is simultaneously made both more urgent and more complicated when you realize, as Yelaine Rodriguez does, that we are mutable, never sufficing to be just one person.
The Curtains, Stages, and Shadows, Act 1 exhibition suggests that agency has everything to do with seeing rather merely being seen.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities have long kept a low profile because of a strong social stigma that sparks fear of physical violence or social isolation.
When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti, it leveled much of Jacmel’s colonial architecture, and the streets were given over to piles of rubble. In the wake of this disaster, visitors to the country’s cultural capital might be surprised to find that dozens of mosaics now enliven its walls, plazas, and public seating areas.
BRIGHTON, UK — If the thought of a white artist from Britain making work about race in Haiti causes your hackles to rise, please bear with us. What Leah Gordon has to say about history concerns us all.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In 2011, for the second Ghetto Biennale, artist Jason Metcalf hired a Haitian translator to translate the chapter on creolization from Nicholas Bourriaud’s The Radicant into Creole and distributed it throughout Port-au-Prince, the location of the biennale. When I read about that, after the fact, I became interested in visiting.
Ben Stiller, David Zwirner and Christie’s are teaming up to raise money for Haitian humanitarian non-profits by selling some of today’s most notable artists’ works. The auction is offering all proceeds to charity, a tax write-off for buyers and a waiver for all fees usually taken by the high-end auction house.
This week’s Required Reading explores the restoration of earthquake-damaged Haitian murals, an archeological mystery in West Asia, the 18th C toilette tradition, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on pandrogeny, connecting the dots on Mona Lisa, the Banksy app, the year’s worst first sentences, cool iPhone cases and even Death has a generational divide.