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  • PHILIPPE DODARD: The Idea of Modernity in Haitian Contemporary Art

PHILIPPE DODARD: The Idea of Modernity in Haitian Contemporary Art

by Babacar M'Bow



BABACAR M’BOW, Editor Contributions by: Franketienne Nkiru Nzegwu Babacar M’Bow Carole Boyce-Davies Michel Philippe Lerebours Legrace Benson Jean-Claude Garoute (Tiga) Greg Thomas Gerald Alexis Carlo A. Celius Michele Frisch Bob Corbett TRANSLATION FROM ENGLISH Genevieve (Gina) Dodard Georges Castera Daniel Supplice Françoise Bellerice TRANSLATION FROM FRENCH BABACAR M’BOW PUBLISHERS Educa Vision, Coconut Creek, Florida Editions Henri Deschamps, Port-au-Prince, Haïti The work of Dodard stands on its multiple riches, its unusual beauty and the opulence of its creative totality at the margin of old crouches of traditional criticism, obsessed by annoying quotations and outdated historical points of reference. The work of Dodard vibrates by itself in the autonomy of a creative gesture which renews and modifies in a perpetual quest out of clichés and stereotypes. --Franketienne By elevating the immense tradition of Haitian people to an accomplished ‘oeuvre d’art’, Dodard offers us the instruments for originally renewing the laws of genres and bring enrichment to world culture that a West in which popular life has been de-poeticized by a decadent capitalism cannot provide. -- Babacar M’Bow