The Many Contradictions of a “Ghetto Biennale”

Arcade Fire’s commissioned sculpture by André Eugène at the head of a procession (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

“PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In 2011, for the second Ghetto Biennale, artist Jason Metcalf hired a Haitian translator to translate the chapter on creolization from Nicholas Bourriaud’s The Radicant into Creole and distributed it throughout Port-au-Prince, the location of the biennale. When I read about that, after the fact, I became interested in visiting. Then I read that Bill Drummond, of 1980s avant-garde pop group The KLF, was involved in the Ghetto Biennales of 2009 and 2011, and I knew I was definitely going in 2013.”

via The Many Contradictions of a “Ghetto Biennale”.