Pòtoprens: The Urban Artists of Port-Au-Prince (Hardcover)

Pòtoprens: The Urban Artists of Port-Au-Prince By Leah Gordon (Editor), Leah Gordon (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (Editor) Cover Image

Pòtoprens: The Urban Artists of Port-Au-Prince (Hardcover)

By Leah Gordon (Editor), Leah Gordon (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (Editor)

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The Haitian capital at the intersections of history, music, politics, religion, magic, architecture, art and literature

Published after a landmark 2018 exhibition at Pioneer Works--the first major survey of the astonishing artists of Haiti's capital city--P toprens is at once a portrait of a place, a celebration of its arts and a visionary re-mapping of culture in the world's first Black republic.

In this volume, Port-au-Prince's complex present is evoked through artworks, images, oral histories and essays. These contents are organized, as was the exhibition, around neighborhoods identified with particular subjects, materials and forms.

Contextualized by leading writers on Caribbean culture, these artists' stories are situated within Port-au-Prince's rich heritage of "majority class art." As cities everywhere grow ever more critical to our changing global environment, this book articulates urban Haiti's unbroken link with its revolutionary past.
Product Details ISBN: 9781945711060
ISBN-10: 194571106X
Publisher: Pioneer Works Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2022
Pages: 416
Language: English