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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

Edouard Duval-Carrié : Reframing Haitian Art from an Artists Point of View

Apr 17 – May 4, 2023
Spring Semester 2023: The Arts of Haiti
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This seminar will follow various curatorial, artistic, and art-historical modes of relating to the idea and category of “Haitian Art.” Through Edouard Duval-Carrié’s experiences creating art, the artist has observed the various issues and misconceptions that surround Appalachian Haitian Art. Singled out as a place of uniqueness and peculiarities, the first Black Republic remained historically and racially isolated from other societies in the New World; with this in mind, Duval-Carrié will lead a seminar that traces the various historical contexts, mediums, and discursive structures that have shaped a discussion of Haitian art. The seminar will probe the various contexts that have contributed to the label “Haitian Art” and move beyond the commercial structures that undermine the complexity of Haiti’s history as well as its arts.

  • From Within and Without: History of Haitian Photography

    Mon, Apr 17, 2023
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Haitian Art in a Larger Context

    Tue, Apr 18, 2023
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Processes and Techniques in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié

    Wed, Apr 19, 2023
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Lecture: The Artistic Trajectory of Edouard Duval-Carrié

    Thu, Apr 20, 2023
    7:00 pm
About Edouard Duval-Carrié

Edouard Duval-Carrié was born in Port-au-Prince. His family emigrated to Puerto Rico while he was a child during the François Duvalier regime. Duval-Carrié studied at the Université de Montréal and McGill University in Canada before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College, Montréal in 1978. He later attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, from 1988 to 1989. He resided in France for many years and currently lives in Miami, Florida. “I didn’t want to go back to Haiti because of the political turmoil there. I have two kids,” he explains. Instead he resides among Miami’s substantial Haitian immigrant population and maintains cultural ties to his homeland. His works have been exhibited in Europe and the Americas.

Seminar Readings
  • Introduction to “From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography” (Catalog out of print, attached to email)

  • Preface to “Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié” by Paul B. Niell

  • Introduction to “Continental Shifts: The Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié” by Edward J. Sullivan

  • Interview with Edouard by Professor Anthony Bogues in “From Revolution in the Tropics to Imagined Landscapes: The Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié” published by PAMM

Apr 17 – May 4, 2023
Spring Semester 2023: The Arts of Haiti
Learn More