GHETTO BIENNALE 2022 WORKSHOPS
Two day symposium by Atis Rezistans | Ghetto Biennale 27th-28th Sept at ‘Lakou Eugene’ off Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince, Haiti and online on zoom.

Ghetto Biennale

SCHEDULE - TIMES IN EST (in brackets BST if no time in brackets then activity in Haiti only))

27th SEPT

10.00am (15.00pm) Screenings from documenta fifteen – 120 mins

12.00 (16.00pm) Adriana Benjamin, Michel Lafleur and Reginald Jerry Chery will discuss their collaborative dance process with Carima Neusser. 45 mins plus questions

13.00-14.00 Lunch (food supplied for all participants)

14.00 Michel Lafleur will give a lecture on his collaboration with Tom Bogaert and the work they created for documenta fifteen. He will discuss the positives and negatives of cross-cultural collaborative work. 45 mins plus questions

15.00 Andre Eugene & Leah Gordon will talk about the concepts, ideas, and intentions of the installation of Atis Rezistans | Ghetto Biennale work in St Kunigundis Church in Kassel. They will discuss the successes and the failures. Andre Eugene will talk about working onsite in Kassel to produce the Papa Legba sculpture. He will discuss the difficulties of working within recycling art in a foreign environment and how he overcame cultural and environmental difficulties. 45 mins plus questions


28th SEPT


10.00 Andre Eugene (in situ) and Leah Gordon (online) will present firstly the ideas behind Atis Rezistans and the Ghetto Biennale. This talk will be illustrated by a short film about the Ghetto Biennale. 20 mins plus questions

10.30-11.00 Herold and Jean Muller Milord will give a talk about Ti Moun Rezistans and how it has encompassed and utilised the internet in order to sell art and make connections during this period of insecurity in Haiti. Katelyne Alexis will give a talk about the struggles, as a woman, to become an artist in an extremely male community. 20 mins plus questions

11.00 Andre Eugene and other members of Atis Rezistans will run workshops on creating sculptures from recycled materials. 2 hrs

13.00-14.00 Lunchtime (food supplied for all)

14.00-16.00 Andre Eugene will hold a workshop on photographing their art works for the web. At the same time there will be alternate workshops on painting held by Mario & Herold Pierre Louis.

17.00 Ghetto Biennale Screenings


LINKS

27th SEPT

us06web.zoom.us/j/87114429500

28th SEPT

us06web.zoom.us/j/89402947786

Ghetto Biennale

ATIS REZISTANS | GHETTO BIENNALE @ documenta fifteen

PDF of ATIS REZISTANS | GHETTO BIENNALE INSTALL CATALOGUE

St Kunigundis Church, Leipziger Str., 34123 Kassel June 18–September 25, 2022 10am-8pm

St Kunigundis Opening Party June 17 6pm

Ghetto Biennale

PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince

CATALOGUE PUBLISHED NOV 2021 BY PIONEER WORKS PRESS
Edited by Leah Gordon & Joshua Jelly-Shapiro, with essays by Edouard Duval-Carrié & Gina Athena Ulysse

Ghetto Biennale

The Ghetto Biennale is a cross-cultural arts festival held in two adjacent informal neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, called Lakou Cheri and Ghetto Leanne. It is hosted by the artists’ collective, Atis Rezistans, and has taken place every two years starting in December 2009. The Ghetto Biennale is attempting to momentarily transform spaces, dialogues and relationships considered un-navigable and unworkable into transcultural, creative platforms. The Ghetto Biennale has realised a 'chaotic, amorphous, de-institutionalised space' for artistic production that attempts to offer a vibrant creative platform to artists from wide socioeconomic classes.

ORDER THE GHETTO BIENNALE CATALOGUE HERE

Andre Eugene talks about Swen Moun and Geto Klinik Kowona Kwonik

‘The Sculptors of Grand Rue' can be viewed at vimeo.com

Find more information about Atis-Rezistans visit atis-rezistans.com

Check out the project archives of the previous Ghetto Biennales ghettobiennale.org

Enquiries, applications & questions contact: Leah Gordon at Leahgordon@aol.com