If you are in Martinique, there are a few days left to see this collective exhibition: “(In)visibilité Ostentatoire” [Ostentatious (In)visibility] is on view at L’Habitation Clément (La Salle Carrée) through August 31, 2017. Curated by Giscard Bouchotte, this exhibition includes works by Mario Benjamin, Florine Demosthene, Maksaens Denis, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Adler Guerrier, Sasha Huber, Manuel Mathieu, Ronald Mevs, Michelange Quay, and Henry Roy.
Description: In-visibilité Ostentatoire, with reference to the deafening silences of history, presents the work of a dozen artists who explore the unspoken facts of the past and the present or events that memory forgot or chose to forget. By recounting certain historical facts that were not mentioned in their time, it evokes the mechanisms at work, the collective amnesia or the social taboos that influence our choices and our silences. In-visibilité Ostentatoire also shows the work of certain artists who draw their inspiration from the invisible world, that of the “mistè” (spirits) who seem to draw the strings of Haitian reality. This invisible world and its cohort of popular beliefs is, for many of them, a source of inspiration. The exhibition explores the “ostentatious invisibility” of Haiti at major international events, insisting on the visibility of what should have been obvious.
[Image above: Still from Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko, Perejil, video 18 min, 2017.]