Art Exhibition: “Haiti, 500 Ans d’Histoire”

The art exhibition “Haiti: 500 Ans d’Histoire” [Haiti: 500 Years of History] opened on January 6, 2012, at 6:00pm. The exhibition, which runs from January 6 to February 24, 2012, will be accompanied by screenings of documentaries, meetings and lectures. It is on view at the Forum Félix Pécaut and Galerie “La Librairie” at the Lyon ENS (Site René Descartes) at 15 René Descartes Square.

Description: With the support of the French Institute, custodian of the collection, in partnership with the City of Lyon, Rhone-Alps, Grand Lyon, the Cultural Services of the Embassy of Haiti, UNESCO, the National Audiovisual Institute (INA), and the Comité de réflexion France/Haïti, this exhibition is part of the “Haïti / Quartier général” initiative, which was hosted by Jean Digne at the Montparnasse Museum in 2010 and at the Maison de l’UNESCO in Paris in 2011. This is an opportunity to continue solidarity and mobilization alongside the Haitian people, to deepen reflection on issues of sustainable reconstruction, and as a tribute to the best artists of Haiti, which continues to be, paradoxically, a unique “cultural power.”

For more information (in French), see

One thought on “Art Exhibition: “Haiti, 500 Ans d’Histoire”

  1. I hope that whatever income is generated is going to be dedicated to fund the Haitian Recuperation Process. In French, Creole, English or in any other language publicity should be used to exploit a country’s unfortunate tragedy in the name of art or France’s post-colonialism guilt trips. The money should go to provide most needed housing for all those victims families and victims persons whose relatives perished in the earthquake and that were left homeless until now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s