This course has two lessons connected to the work of Hervé Télémaque. The first can be made with items a student has on hand or chooses in order to represent a tragedy, loss, struggle, or conflict. In the second lesson, students do research and prepare a presentation explaining the use of stereotypes in visual culture and their negative impact in perpetuating discrimination and bias.
Hervé Télémaque (b. 1937, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) moved to New York in 1957 and attended the Art Students League of New York until 1960. He moved to Paris in 1961, where he has lived ever since. He was the subject of a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2015 and a survey exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries in London in 2021. His work is included in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne.
ICA Miami is proud to present “Hervé Télémaque: 1959–1964,” which brings together over a dozen paintings from the artist’s first five years of production. Relying on an established exhibition and research practice of delving into significant periods in artists’ careers, ICA Miami takes a deep and definitive look at the earliest works in Télémaque’s oeuvre.