The 2nd Ghetto Biennale is co-curated by Andre Eugene, Celeur Jean Herard and Leah Gordon. Artists were invited to pass one to three weeks in Haiti before presenting their work in the neighbourhood to an audience of local people, Port au Prince neighbourhood communities, arts collectives and arts organisations.
The Ghetto Biennale will be holding a congress at the end of the event for the Haitian artists, the visiting artists, Haitian and visiting academics to formally express their experiences and create a dialogue which will hopefully contribute to a debate on the globalisation of art history and the positioning of non-Western art. We hope to use it as a basis to interrogate many terms, cultural positions and arts practices.
The Ghetto Biennale takes place between the dates 28th November until 18th December 2011. There will be an event displaying the works created during the process on 16th December and all the artists will be present for a final congress on the 17th December.