Haitian artists have produced powerful representations of and reflections on history and memory. Join us for a conversational exploration, featuring scholars Anthony Bogues and Jerry Philogene and celebrated artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, of this rich artistic tradition and how it is situated at the crossroads of Haitian, Caribbean, and Global artistic currents.
Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the program.
Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Anthony Bogues is the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and Professor of Africana Studies and of Humanities and Critical Theory at Brown University. His major research and writing interests include intellectual, literary, and cultural history, radical political thought, political theory, critical theory, Caribbean and African politics, as well as Haitian, Caribbean, and African art. He is the author of Caliban's Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997), Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003), and Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire (2010). He has also edited several volumes on Caribbean intellectual and literary history and curated shows in the United States and South Africa. Bogues is an associate director of the Center for Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies, Mona, and a member of the editorial collective for the journal boundary 2.
Jerry Philogene specializes in 20th-century African American and Afro Caribbean visual arts and cultural history. Her teaching interests include interdisciplinary American cultural history and black cultural and identity politics. Her research interests explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender as articulated in contemporary visual and popular culture. During the 2017-18 year, she is a Mellon Humanities Writ Large Fellow at Duke University.
Photo credit: Georgia Popplewell/Flickr.
Edouard Duval-Carrié is a Haitian sculptor and painter educated at McGill University and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Inspired by Haitian traditions, Duval-Carrié creates works that speak to the complexities of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Recent solo exhibitions include Imagined Landscapes, Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014); Arts in the Garden, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens (2010); Roots & More, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Holland (2009); and Edouard Duval-Carrié, The Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago (2007). Recent group exhibitions include: in Extermis, Museé de la civilization, Québec City, Québec (2013); Who More Sci Fi Than Us? Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, Kunsthall KAdE, Amersfoot, Netherlands (2012); Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York (2012); and First Haitian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Stamplia Querini, Venice (2011).
Photo © Christian Montes.