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The Sculptors of Grand Rue: Apocalyptic Sculpture from Haiti

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The Sculptors of Grand Rue: Apocalyptic Sculpture from Haiti
Curated by: Leah Gordon

79 Beak St.
London W1F 9SU
United Kingdom
May 13th, 2013 - July 29th, 2013
Opening: May 13th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Celeur Jean Hérard, Andre Eugene and their colleagues are based in Haiti's GRAND RUE neighbourhood of Port'au-Prince. They evoke history and collective cultural memory through a vision that is at once hallucinatory and prophetic. Their assemblages transform the detritus of the world's falling economies into distinctly apocalyptic images, whose take on Vodoo evoke a cyberpunk sci-fi vision. 

The Grand Rue artists look to the past, present and future. Their use of readymade and recycled components is only partially driven by economic necessity; for them, it also carries an inherent social commentary on Haiti's position in the global economy.