Vive Haïti!: Contemporary Art of the Haitian Diaspora

May 2004
The IDB Cultural Center paid tribute to the Haitian people and the country's bicentennial with this exhibition of 11 outstanding contemporary Haitian artists. The show focused primarily on the work of artists belonging to recent generations who live abroad. They have synthesized inherited traditions, such as Vodoo, while living the present with uncertainty and seeing the future as elusive. The exhibit includes the work of a few artists who, although living in Haiti, depend on outside sources such as commercial galleries and collectors interested in Haitian art for professional recognition and their economic livelihood.