Exhibition of photographs from Haiti Support Group member Leah Gordon’s nearly three decade long testament to the power and ingenuity of Haitian history-telling on the streets of Jacmel during Mardi Gras, alongside the new film ‘KANAVAL: THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF HAITI IN SIX CHAPTERS’ at Ed Cross Fine Art.
12th JAN 2023 – 18th FEB 2023 ED CROSS FINE ART, 19 Garrett St, London, EC1Y 0TY
PRIVATE VIEW 11th JAN 18.00-20.00 GMT
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IN CONVERSATION WITH CLAIRE TANCONS
Claire Tancons will be discussing ‘Revelling the Past, Carnivalizing History’ with Leah Gordon in the context of Caribbean Mas’, insurgent historians and the concept of carnival as a form of Bataille’s ‘accursed share’.
Claire Tancons is a curator, writer, and researcher who has been an active participant in the practice and discourse of globalization in the arts as a curator of several international biennials of contemporary art from Gwangju Biennale 08 (2008) to Sharjah Biennial 14 (2019) at the same time as a proponent of a situated curatorial practice from an African diasporic (Caribbean) historical consciousness with the Emily Hall Tremaine exhibition award-winning project En Mas’: Carnival and Contemporary Art of the Caribbean (2014), Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation book grant recipient Roadworks: Processional Performance in the New Millennium and her current Ford Foundation-supported research and exhibition project around notions of artistic heteronomy in the French Creole Americas and Amazonia from her new Paris base.Sat 21st JAN 2023 15.00 – 16.00 GMTED CROSS FINE ART, 19 Garrett St, London, EC1Y 0TY
Tickets are free but space is limited so please book here with EVENTBRITE www.leahgordon.co.uk