Haiti’s healing continues through art


A man walks through an art exhibit titled "Haiti: Kingdom of this World" showing at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

The media and NGOs have been tracking Haiti’s cultural recovery ever since the earthquake struck in January 2010. Arts Post noted one year ago that Smithsonian workers were restoring historic murals, and foreign service reporter Edward Cody reported on earthquake art and songs from Haiti. The Associated Press also filmed artists at work in Haiti last year:

This year, at Haiti’s “Ghetto Biennial,” Haitian painting and sculpture boast a voodoo theme, a dispatch from the Global Post reports. Some of the work incorporate old tires and keyboards and other found objects. The work of Timoun Klere is comprised of jumbles of steel and wire to resemble human bodies, with Rollerblades for feet. “Those are to remind viewers of the earthquake,” he told writer Donovan Webster.


Artist Edouard Duval-Carrie poses with his artwork, right, at an art exhibit titled "Haiti: Kingdom of this World" showing at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Plexiglas chairs with a fish design by artist Mario Benjamin are displayed at an art exhibit titled "Haiti: Kingdom of this World" showing at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Sculptures by Jean Herard Celeur, left, and Andre Eugene, rear, are displayed at an art exhibit titled "Haiti: Kingdom of this World" showing at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.

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