reviews

  • Dasha Chapman, Yonel Charles, Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire, and Ann Mazzocca, Activating Petwo’s Kinesthetic Imagination: Dancing Revolution and Forging Lakou in the Gran Rue, 2015. Performance view, Lakou Twoket, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 19, 2015. From the 4th Ghetto Biennale. Photo: Lazaros.

    4th Ghetto Biennale 2015

    Various Venues

    Cofounded in 2009 by artist-curators Leah Gordon (UK) and André Eugene (Haiti) and sited in the Grand Rue neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, the Ghetto Biennale brings together a cadre of international artists with Atis Rezistans, a group of Haitian artists who live on Grand Rue and incorporate the detritus of that dense urban center into their work in a creative process they call récupération. Positing a curatorial ethic distinct from socially engaged practices emblematized by artists like Theaster Gates and Thomas Hirschhorn, the exhibition embodies a number of conflicting aims, as its ostensibly

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