Art and Politics in Haiti: A Conversation with Edouard Duval-Carrie at the Fowler Museum
Hear Edouard Duval-Carrie and guest curator Donald J. Cosentino discuss art and politics in contemporary Haiti and the US. The discussion is part of the exhibit "Divine Revolution: The Art of Edouard Duval-Carrie" at the Fowler Museum, running from October 10, 2004 through January 30, 2005.
Saturday, October 09, 2004
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Westwood and Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Experience the vitality and splendor of the work of Edouard Duval-Carrie. Born in Haiti, Duval-Carrie studied in Montreal and at the Ecole des Beauz-Arts in Paris before moving to his present home, Miami. Divine Revolution, his first West Coast solo museum exhibition, presents works in various media -- including new sequined renditions of his paintings of the Haitian Revolution of 1804, in the tradition of Vodou flags (drapo); a series of vibrant paintings depicting the migration of the Vodou divinities from Haiti to the United States; and an eleborate altar, representing the Vodou spirits "reinstalled" in this country. His work demonstrates the profound influence of Vodou and the complex cultural and political history of Haiti.
Also at the Fowler, "Saluting Vodou Spirits: Haitian Flags from the Fowler Collection," through December 12, 2004. Curated by Donald J. Cosentino.
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Sponsor(s): Fowler Museum at UCLA, Funding in part has been provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in LA, the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, Miami, the Ricky Williams Foundation, and David Wallack and Mango's Tropical Cafe.