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“In places like Haiti and Iraq, where instability has become the norm, there seems to be only one sure thing: the living, thinking, and feeling individual and community—whose sharp intellect and indomitable spirit defines how these places are perceived and understood, and whose agency may be the antidote to centuries of oppression and marginalization.”

Publication: “Enfolding the Larger World.” Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies. Edited by Gaëtane Verna. Amsterdam: Hatje Cantz and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2022.


Keywords:  art, contemporary, modern, curatorial practice, essay, Manuel Mathieu, paintings, drawings, ceramics, installation, history, trauma, violence, liberation, independence, US, military, interventions, France, colonialism, dictatorship, environment, earthquake, islands, archipelago, global, transnational, Haiti, Caribbean, Montreal, Toronto, Canada, Baghdad, Iraq, Southwest Asia, Arab world

Image: Manuel Mathieu