PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince at MoCA

Through Sun Aug 11, 2019

“PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince” brings together the work of over 20 artists working in the Haitian capital. The exhibition features work that illuminates the history, music, politics, religion, magic, architecture, art, and literature that intersect in Port-au-Prince, enabling the viewer to reflect upon the past and speculate about the future of this vital city and its country.

Co-curated by Haitian-American artist and curator Edouard Duval-Carrié and British artist and curator Leah Gordon, PÒTOPRENS is a large-scale exhibition of sculptures, photographs, and films, accompanied by a recreated Port-au-Prince barbershop as well as extensive public programming. 

Artists included are: Sculptors Katelyne Alexis, Karim Bléus, Jean Hérard Céleur, Myrlande Constant, Lhérisson Dubréus, Ronald Edmond, André Eugène, Guyodo (Frantz Jacques), Ti Pelin (Jean Salomon Horace), Evel Romain, Jean Claude Saintilus, and Yves Telemaque. Photographers Josué Azor, Maggie Steber and Roberto Stephenson. Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s film Marché Salomon (2015); Jørgen Leth’s Dreamers (2002) film, a decades-long tribute to the last generation of Haitian artists. Installation by Richard Fleming.

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