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Haiti - Culture : 7th Transcultural Forum of Contemporary Art
01/04/2015 12:32:38

Haiti - Culture : 7th Transcultural Forum of Contemporary Art
From 2 to 11 next April, will be held the 7th edition of Transcultural Forum of Contemporary Art on the theme "Creation and counterpowers". This international meeting of visual arts will occupy the main cultural centers of the capital, the Foundation Knowledge and Freedom (FOKAL), the French Institute of Haiti (IFH), Centre d'Art Haitien, but also the Villa Kalewès, the artistic village of Noailles in Croix-des-Bouquets and exceptionally this year, the Festival of Aquin.

Creators and specialists international from Canada, the Caribbean, Argentina, Cuba, Germany, Togo, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, will present their works alongside a dozen Haitian artists. "Since its inception in April 2000, the Forum Transcultural helped launch internationally many artists of the new generation such as Maksaens Denis, the sculptors of the Grand Rue and Tessa Mars," says Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson, Commissioner of the event.

During 10 days: conferences, screenings, debates, exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, photography, multimedia creations will punctuate the Forum, as well as performances, guided tours and creative workshops in public parks.

Program Overview :

Atis nan Kay la :
Art lovers will enjoy a walking tour of some of the most beautiful Gingerbread Houses of Haiti in Pacot. Rara bands will accompany visitors during the discovery tour of the rich architectural and cultural beauty of Haiti.

Conferences :
During the duration of the Forum, conferences will be held in different parts of Port-au-Prince around art critics, artists, curators and art historians.

Exhibition at the Villa Kalewès :
A retrospective exhibition highlighting the 15 years of AfricAméricA in partnership with Kolektif 509. Paintings, sculptures, video installations, digital art and performances will be presented during a week in the oldest gingerbread house of Petionville.

Art in the Park :
Workshops of performance and art every day in public parks such as Place Boyer. Visitors will have the chance to explore their creativity by working with local and international artists who will teach them the techniques of painting and sculpture.

Download the complete program : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/ProgrammeForum7.pdf

Learn more :
The 7th Transcultural Forum of Contemporary Art is an initiative of the Foundation AfricAméricA. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture, by the European Union through the PESIC Program, Akoustik Prod., Kolektif 509, the Art Center, IFH, FOKAL, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries (MTIC), the Mayor of Petionville, the Centre Pen, the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH), Digicel, Oxfam, Engineering Council Mache Titony, Secom, Dauphin SA, Sogener and "Fior di latte".

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