4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, Lakou

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December 17th, 2015 at 10:10 AM

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, LakouJoseph Winter, Ghetto Biennale, 2013

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, LakouHiroki Yamamoto, Ghetto Biennale, 2013

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, LakouKantara Souffrant, Ghetto Biennale, 2013

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, LakouVision Forum, Ghetto Biennale 2013

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, LakouFungus Collective, Ghetto Biennale 2011

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, LakouDiedrick Brackens, Ghetton Biennale 2013

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, LakouJoseph Winter, Ghetto Biennale, 2013

4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015 - Kreyòl, Vodou, Lakou

Ghetto Biennale celebrates it’s 4th edition in Port-au-Prince with performances, screenings and workshops with a final ephemeral exhibition opening on December 18th throughout December 21st. 

The first edition of Ghetto Biennale was celebrated on December 2009, when a group of Haitian artists, invited film-makers, academics, photographers, musicians, architects and writers to go to Haiti, to make or witness work that was shown or happened in their neighborhood. 

The invitation to witness Western and non-Western art made by Haitian artists and those invited started on 14th of December with a week of performances, screenings and workshops with a final ephemeral exhibition opening tomorrow, December 18th lasting until December 21st. 

This project highlights issues of migration and global freedoms of association whilst giving collaborative and creative possibilities between artists from radically different backgrounds to explore and address issues. Ghetto Biennale aims to question the advancement of globalization and Western hegemony. 

This year’s edition’s themes are of cultural nature to the Haitian people, from the official French-based Kreyòl language, the syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti, Vodou, and the system of cooperative work among the Haitian community, Lakou, seen as forms of resistance. 

For more information visit Ghetto Biennale’s official website.