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Future Memories: Exploring The Diasporic Imagination
June 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
In Honor of Caribbean Heritage Month, the Haitian Embassy will be hosting an artist talk and reception in honor of Haitian-American Artist and Professor Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre on Thursday, June 20, 2019 starting at 6:30 pm. Currently on display at the Haitian Embassy, his solo exhibition “Future Memories” explores the diasporic imagination.
Akin to the story of countless immigrant children, Jean-Pierre’s artistic view was filtered through the lenses of individuals who escaped terror. Their burying of those experiences sparked an unsettling curiosity in him to create works that uncover our past within the context of systèmes socio-politiques. “Future Memories” brings to light collective trauma, and drives an exploration into how memory shapes our historical and contemporary imaginations.
Please join us as he shares his art and poetry that speaks to the nexus of political, social and economic structures. Jean-Pierre began experimenting with art at an early age by creating visual narratives based on classical paintings from his homeland. As a Haitian-American, his current research centers on contemporary Indigenous legacies throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Oceania.
The artist talk event is being organized as part of the Embassy’s Art Diplomacy series and will be moderated by Naomie Pierre-Louis, Director of Communications at the Embassy of Haiti.