In Mexico, Haiti’s Art on Display

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 24, 2012

Above: A Haitian student in Mexico shows his colleague one of the exhibition’s paintings (Photo: Embassy of Haiti in Mexico)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A new exhibition in Mexico puts Haitian art at the forefront.

“Haiti, Stories and Dreams” shows more than 70 works by art masters from different regions of Haiti. It was inaugurated earlier this week at Mexico City’s Museo de la Cancillería by Haiti Ambassador to Mexico Guy Lamothe.

Guests at the opening ceremony

“Besides dynamic cooperation between the two countries, Haiti needs a market for its cultural industry,” said Lamothe. “Our country is open for business, and one of the products we can offer to Mexico is our culture.”

The inauguration ceremony this week was attended by diplomatic officials, representatives of the Banamex Foundation, members of the Haitian community in Mexico and several art experts.

Above: Haiti Ambassador Guy Lamothe and Rogelio Granguilhome, director of the Mexican International Cooperation Agency

Also on hand were Mexico’s former Ambassador to Haiti Carlos Ferrer Sergio Romero and former Haiti Ambassador to Mexico Pierre Lelong.

Haiti’s Embassy and the Museum plan to take advantage of the four-month-long exhibition by bringing tours of Mexican students, presenting lectures and screening films.

It’s all part of a bid by the Embassy to increase awareness of Haitian culture in the country.

Earlier this week, Haiti held its first-ever investment forum in Mexico.

The exhibition runs until March 2013.

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