A description and analysis of the symbiotic relationship between Vodou-inspired arts and the political, economic, and social calamities that have enveloped Haiti in the last half-century, from the Duvalier dictatorships to the recent election of Michel (“Sweet Micky”) Martelly. Cosentino particularly focuses on the paintings of Edouard Duval-Carrié, the bricolage of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise, the beaded tableaux of Rudy Azor and Myrlande Constant, and the postapocalyptic sculptures of a collective of contemporary Haitian artists who call themselves Atis rezistans.
Donald Cosentino; Baby on the Blender: A Visual History of Catastrophe in Haiti. Small Axe 1 November 2011; 15 (3 (36)): 134–154. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-1443358
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