From Frieze Magazine: KAFOU: Nottingham, UK
by Colin Perry
Few exhibitions in 2012 caught my eye and imagination as much as ‘Kafou: Haiti, Art & Vodou’, a large show swarming with gods and zombies, revolutionary heroes and artists-cum-Vodou priests.
Documenting the emergence (at least to Western eyes) of contemporary art in Haiti since World War II, ‘Kafou’ operated on one level as a beginner’s guide to the religious and cultural life of the nation, the former French slave colony that, in 1804, became the first Caribbean nation to gain independence from its colonial masters, a century-and-a-half before the rest of the world experienced decolonization. But it was also a sophisticated statement about globalization, modernity and the status of Vodou – the island’s popular religion is a fusion of African beliefs, Catholicism, freemasonry and other traditions – as a contemporary rather than a historical or anachronistic practice.
Jerry Saltz on the Outsider Art Fair — and Why There’s No Such Thing As ‘Outsider’ Art
By Jerry Saltz
The Outsider Art Fair has been beautifully revived, and today through Sunday, you can see it in the charmed spaces of the former Dia Building at 548 West 22nd Street. Launched in 1993, the Fair spent many happy years in the Puck Building, during which time brilliant visionaries were seen for the first time — artists like James Castle, Morton Bartlett, George Widener, Melvin Way, Judith Scott, and A.G. Rizzoli, all now part of the "outsider" canon. Then the show hit a plateau about eight years ago and eventually went all but bland in an out-of-the-way office high-rise on West 34th Street. By last year, I thought we'd seen the end of a great thing.
Jerry Saltz on the Outsider Art Fair
Andy Jacobsohn's list of artists to buy at the Outsider Art Fair
The Daily Beast
Roberta Smith of the New York Times
On the 2013 Outsider Art Fair
Galerie Bourbon Lally on Delicious
A regular of the Outsider Art Fair - Caribean Art and Outsider Art
by Roberta Smith, Published in the New York Times 2009.
"Some dealers are using the added space to give the art some breathing room and to make their selections look more considered. Others are just using it for more art, homing to a customary thrift-store density, but on a grander, slightly more ordered scale. That outsider art dealers can abhor vacuums every bit as energetically as outsider artists is perhaps best illustrated by the fabulous mélange of Haitian and American works at Galerie Bourbon-Lally."
2nd Ghetto Biennial
by Arnaud Robert, Published in Le Monde.
Haitian Artist Roberto Stephenson’s Oeuvre
by Nadja Thomas, Posted on ARC Magazine - April 13, 2012.
Ebony G. Patterson "Out & Bad"
Bermuda National Gallery
January 21, 2012 - May 25, 2012
Surrealism and Haiti
Posted on The Public Archive - December 3, 2011.
Haiti: Kingdom of this World video
Haitian Cultural Arts' Channel on YouTube.
Ebony G. Patterson in Caribbean Art: Time for Recognition
Art publication special.
Haitian Art to Represent Julius Caesar at World Shakespeare Festival
Published on Defend Haiti, Tuesday, 06 September 2011. Written by Michelle Mevs Portes.
Ebony G. Patterson awarded the Rex Nettleford Fellowship
Monday, September 5, 2011
Part 2 of 2 Special Feature: Getting to Know Ebony G. Patterson
Who is Ebony G. Patterson?
Part 1 of 2 Special Feature: Getting to Know Ebony G. Patterson
Who is Ebony G. Patterson?
Six artists working with our gallery at the Haitian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial
Dailymotion, "L'Institut français à la Biennale de Venise 2011"
Re-Framing Haiti: Art, History, and Performativity
Vimeo by Brown Paur
Myrlande Constant @ Brown University
Huffington Post: Huffpost Arts, published April 14, 2011
Haïti, royaume de ce monde
Le Point.fr, published April 22, 2011
Haiti: Royaume de ce Monde (PDF 2.5MB)
par le Service images agnès b , Paris (April 8 to May 18, 2011)
Exposition - Haiti: Royaume de ce Monde
Chez agnes b , Paris (April 8 to May 18, 2011)
Culture Fix: Vodou Flag
Speaker: curator Patrick Polk
Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 12 pm
Fowler Museum Gallery
Fowler curator Patrick Polk discusses a Vodou flag dedicated to Ezili Danto and elucidates the capacity of artistic creativity to powerfully encapsulate the tragedies and triumphs of the nation of Haiti.
Many thanks, Reynald. The exhibit at your gallery last December was awe-inspiring, very intense Bizango sculptures.
June 15, 2010
Miami Airport borrows Vodou banners from Bourbon-Lally
"Hands of Haiti," September 2, 2010
The Unseen Haiti
"Lespri Endepandan: Discovering Haitian Sculpture"
An exhibit of contemporary sculpture will change your view of Haitian art
By Alfredo Triff
Published: September 30, 2004
Exhibit September 16, 2010 through October 17, 2010
Caribbean Flava in the Afrofuture
A Second Death in a Haitian Cemetery
by Maggie Steber
The New York Times, May 18, 2010
Serge Jolimeau and Michée Ramil Remy on view April 16 to May 30
Out of Ruin, Haiti’s Visionaries
by Holland Cotter
The New York Times, March 13, 2010
Cuba's tragic and mysterious printmaker
Global Post by Nick Miroff
Belkis Ayon explored the secretive world of the all-male Abakua tradition. Her suicide is still a mystery.
Latin American Art: From Ghetto to Global Stage
Art Circuits by Elisa Turner
“We have passed through some kind of threshold culturally in which artists of Latin America or Latin origins are no longer reduced to as much homogenizing,” says Olga Viso, director of Walker Art Center, via e-mail.
at the Ghetto Biennial in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Jamaica.
Galerie Bourbon-Lally at Outsider Art Fair
NY Daily News
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The Ghetto Biennial
December 2009, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
by Arnaud Robert
2 January 2010 - Pour la première fois, il y a quelques jours, une manifestation internationale d’art intitulée « Ghetto Biennale » s’est déployée à Port-au-Prince, loin des biennales de prestige. Un miracle de volonté collective Les liens.
Haitian Relief Fund Raising At Outsider Art Fair
New York, NY - Looking forward to the approaching 2010 Outsider Art Fair, organizers and exhibitors have the people of Haiti in their thoughts. This 18th edition of the fair, February 5th – 7th at 7 West 34th Street will involve Haitian Relief fund-raising efforts with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.
COVER STORY: THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
Posted by Blake Eskin
(Frantz Zephirin 's Painting in New Yorker. Galerie Bourbon-Lally gave Frantz Zephirin his first solo show!)
Lawrence Graham-Brown and His "Niggah deh Winnah" Slogan
Interview with CAW Magazine
By Marina Vatav
Posted: November 24, 2009
Lawrence Graham-Brown is a Jamaican artist living in the U.S. His work circumnavigates themes involving degradation, colonization, and identity. Graham-Brown wrestles with the confines and legacies of Black self-hatred, gay self-hatred, Black-ness, Jamaican-ness, African-ness, sexuality, class, and religion. He is influenced by the Rastafarian-Garvey movement, and is in a quest to achieve forgiveness and to heal self and family.
The full interview can be read at CAW Magazine.
Lawrence Graham Brown , Ebony Patterson, and Christopher Crozier
in "Rockstone and Bootheel"
"Carlos Estevez: Images of Thought" - First Retrospective 1992 - 2009
Opening Reception: Nov 5 2009, 5 - 7 p.m.
Le Musée du Mont Parnasse
From 19 June to 19 November 2009
Jerry - Graffiti artist from Port-au-Prince
Carlos Estevez Talks at MoMA
Cuban Artists' Books
Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 1:00 p.m. –4:30 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Hector Hyppolite: Mystical Imagination
The Art Museum of the Americas presents a major retrospective of the works of Haitian master, Hector Hyppolite. Join The Art Museum of The Americas and the Haitian Art Society for A Garden Party, June 11, 6-11 pm. more >>
Mario Benjamin in the Wynnwood Magazine
Jonathan Demme Collection at FIAF
Silence of the Lambs fans get a chance to glimpse the art collection of film director Jonathan Demme when the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York presents "Inspiration of Haitian Art," May 7-June 13, 2009, as part of its year-long "World Nomads" series devoted to the Caribbean nation. A long-time Haitian advocate and avid art collector, Demme is happy to advocate for the artists in his collection, including Wesner LaForest ("the mystery man of Haitian art"), Odilon Pierre ("a stunning example of great art being achieved under difficult circumstances") and Petersen Laurent ("one of the absolute ranking geniuses" of the "Masters of the Haitian Renaissance" group). Other featured artists are Maurice Altieri, Wilson Bigaud, Préfète Duffaut, Edgar Jean-Baptiste, Sénèque Obin, André Normil and St. Pierre Toussaint. More info at www.fiaf.org.
2008 HAS Conference
The 2008 HAS Conference will be held September 26-28 2008 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa.
See our HAS Conference page at http://haitianartsociety.org/custom.html
Carlos Estevez Reviewed in Wynwood Magazine and Wall Street Journal
Carlos Estevez Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal
Kréyol Factory: New Exhibition at the Villette Paris
Galerie Bourbon-Lally is happy to announce the opening of the exhibition "Roots and More " at the Afrika Museum in Holland
The Museum borrowed from the Galerie several pieces by Pierrot Barra, and they bought from us 13 sculptures by anonymous Haitian artists. (See show flyer.)
Also please note that we have work for sale from the following artists :
Reproduced in front page of "El Nuevo Herald " 4/04/2006
By Alfredo Triff, published September 30, 2004 (Miami New Times)