AQ/Art Quake Exhibit Opening Reception
Join Haiti Cultural Exchange on Friday, December 16th at the Five Myles Gallery at 6:00 PM for the latest event in our AQ/Art Quake collaboration!
AQ/ArtQuake is a group of 10 internationally known artists who have contributed to a portfolio of original contemporary prints available for collection. ArtQuake honors Haiti’s history in artistic leadership and addresses the impact of the January 12, 2010 earthquake on the nation’s visual art community. Read an essay by André Juste that captures the essence of the mission of the ArtQuake portfolio here.
The portfolios of ten original prints will be available for sale. Proceeds to benefit artists of Kolektif Atis Jakmèl (KOLAJ). This collaboration has already raised and distributed $1,700.
Participating artists include:
Aurora de Armendi * Terry Boddie * Vladimir Cybil Charlier
Marlie Decopain * Scherezade Garcia * Klode Garoute * Rejin Leys
Cathy Mooses * Juana Valdes * Didier William
This evening will also feature a performance by Gabrielle Civil!
Gabrielle Civil is a black woman poet, conceptual and performance artist, originally from Detroit, MI. Over the last ten years, she has premiered over twenty original performance art works in the United States (Minneapolis, Chicago, NY), The Gambia, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Performance art from her 2008-2009 Fulbright project “In and Out of Place: Making Black Feminist Performance Art in Mexico” included “Muño (fantasía de la negrita)” (premiered at the Performagia Festival in Tlaxcala, Mexico) and “In and Out of Place” (premiered at Museo ex Teresa arte actual). Civil recently collaborated with Haitian artist Vladimir Cybil Charlier-Juste on the artist book Tourist Art and is a delegate for Ayiti Resurrect, a grass-roots organization helping to address “the psychological and spiritual healing of the survivors of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti.” Swallow the Fish, her critical/creative text on race, body and performance art, is currently in circulation for publication. She teaches at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. The aim of all her work is to open up space.
When: Friday, December 16th: 6-9 PM
558 St. John’s Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Admission: Free. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Come join us for HCX’s last event of the year!
*We will have Haitian cremas, rhum punch, and paté*