Haiti’s 2011 Ghetto Biennale and Atis-Rezistans

This is something I would love to be a part of!

Repeating Islands

The 2nd Ghetto Biennaletakes place between November 28 and December 19, 2011, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to bring artists together in collaborative projects and to portray a more creative aspect of Haitian reality, counterbalancing the dominant negative portrayals of the country. The Ghetto Biennale is organized and curated by André Eugène, Leah Gordon, and Céleur Jean Hérard.[Also see previous post Film Screening: Atis-Rezistans, Sculptors of Grand Rue.] ARC Magazine describes:

The 1st ‘Ghetto Biennale’ was held in December 2009 and was hosted by the Atis-Rezistans, the Sculptors of Grand Rue. They invited fine artists, film-makers, academics, photographers, musicians, architects and writers, to come to the Grand Rue area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to make or witness work that was shown or happened, in their neighbourhood. In the words of the writer John Keiffer it was a “’third space’… an event or moment created through a collaboration between artists from…

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