Monday, October 26, 2009

Ghetto Biennale in Haiti this December

"What happens when “first-world” art rubs up against “third-world” art? Does it bleed?"

This is the working title of this year's Ghetto Biennale in Haiti.

For the past 10 years, a community of artists living in a downtown slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has been producing sculptures depicting
Haiti’s dystopian society, culture and religion with collages of engine manifolds, computer entrails, TV sets, medical debris, skulls …

Today, these sculptures stand as deranged, post-apocalyptic totems towering a fragmented and failing economy.

The Grand Rue Sculptors namely, Jean Herard Celeur, Andre Eugene and Guyodo are among the core artists of this revolutionary art movement, producing powerful sculptural works that add a new dimension to the Vodou-inspired arts of Haiti.

For more information about the artists, please visit: