Nov. 23, 2012
-- Art Basel Exhibition -Bridge to Haiti’s Art Revival
- With the three year mark of the Haiti earthquake approaching, the tides are moving towards revitalization…
through bricks & mortar, and even the culture of its people, undeniably Haiti’s greatest natural resource. Jacmel, often described as Haiti’s most beautiful city and one of the country’s tourist destinations, is perhaps the place of hope where an art revival is also leading to the county’s revitalization. During this year’s Art Basel celebration, the “Les Jacmeliens: Haiti Contemporary 2012” art exhibition bridges Haiti’s renowned Arts District in Jacmel Haiti with the Arts District of Miami.
“Les Jacmeliens: Haiti Contemporary 2012” debuts a group exhibition that will feature works by various Haitian artists from Haiti – Seide, Dodard, Mathieu, Benjamin and Mevs - The exhibition unveils with an opening VIP reception at the Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM) on Thursday, December 6th at 7pm.
Art lovers will be intrigued by the artist’s unique expressions that celebrate the shifting tides in Haiti, its Arts scene and it’s impact in the Diaspora. This platform will bring the country’s artistic players to the forefront of Miami’s bustling arts movement. The exhibition is being featured at the Haitian Heritage Museum located at 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 105C Miami Design District.
Haitian Heritage Museum has partnered with International curator Michele Frisch, the Director of MUPUNAH (Musée du Pantheon National Haitien) and the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami to present this year’s contemporary exhibition.