The Atiz Rezistans is an artist collective in central Port au Prince. All the artists grew up in an atmosphere of junkyard make-do, survivalist recycling and artistic endeavour. Their powerful sculptural collages of engine manifolds, TV sets, wheel hubcaps and discarded lumber have transformed the detritus of a failing economy into bold, radical and warped sculptures. Their work references their shared African & Haitian cultural heritage, a dystopian sci-fi view of the future and the positive transformative act of assemblage.
Every two years they organise the Ghetto Biennale as an invitation to visiting Western and non-Western artists to come to Haiti and to produce work on site. For its fourth edition, the Ghetto Biennale invited artists and curators to explore what potentials the radical tools, Kreyòl, Vodou and the Lakou, have to offer to the contemporary world.
GLOBALE ZKM / RW.26 − RW.30
FIVE ROOFS | FIVE CONTINENTS
Installed | Location: 23-07-2015 | Port-au-Prince, Haiti, America
Author | Words | Curator on site: Peter Weibel | WORLDS | Port-au-Prince, Haiti, America | Leah Gordon and André Eugène, Ghetto Biennale Haiti
Exhibition: GLOBALE, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
Roof Size | Font Size: 1300qm | 2,70m x 16,25m
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Installed | Location: 14-12-2015 | Atis Rezistans – 622, Blvd Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Port au Prince, Haiti
Author | Words | Curator : Claudel Casseus | REVIV | Leah Gordon and André Eugène, Ghetto Biennale Haiti
Exhibition: 4th Ghetto Biennale 2015
Roof Size | Font Size: 80qm | 4 m x 20 m
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