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Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Jana Evans Braziel

Abstract

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital's automobile repair district. This junkyard of steel and rubber, recycled parts, old tires, and scrap metal might seem an unlikely foundry for art. Yet, on the street's opposite end thrives the Grand Rue Galerie, a working studio of assembled art and sculptures wrought from the refuse. Established by artists André Eugène and Jean Hérard Celeur in the late 1990s, the Grand Rue's urban environmental aesthetics radically challenge ideas about consumption, waste, and ... More

Keywords: Grand Rue Galerie, assembled art, assembled sculptures, urban environment, consumption, waste, environmental hazards, poverty, refuse, environmental degradation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496812742
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jana Evans Braziel, author
Miami University