Caribbean Art: A New Look at the Contemporary Art of Haiti

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 3, 2014

Above: one of the works by Joseph Eddy Pierre (courtesy of Kolektif 509)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti’s Kolektif 509 will be holding its third exhibition of contemporary Haitian art beginning Friday, Nov. 7.

This year’s exhibition is being held under the theme “Invented Realities,” featuring work from nine new artists including Martine Brisson, Philippe Dodard, Frederique Dupoux, Mireille Fombrun, Joseph Eddy Pierre, Pasko, Nathania Pericles, Francisco Silva and Gregory Vorbe.

Kolektif 509 aims to promote what it calls the “unique creative talent” of contemporary artists residing in Haiti.


Above: Joseph Eddy Pierre in his studio

Its gallery is located in Villa Kalewes, one of the oldest standing “gingerbread” style houses in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville.

The exhibition lasts through Nov. 16.

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