The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance aims to be a one-stop information, recreation, and research center for Afro-Caribbean history and art enthusiasts. We aim to develop a strong sense of community awareness, individual pride, self-worth, commitment, and involvement in the Afro-Caribbean community of Miami.
Images (Above, L-R): The Cleansing, Carl-Philippe Juste, 2018, From Bones to Belonging: Skulls as Markers of Resilience and Identity, Morel Doucet, 2023, The Beast of Burden, Edouard Douval-Carrié, 2021, The Parlor, Installation by Carl-Philippe Juste created for the exhibition
The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance’s Miami Art Week’s Global Borderless Caribbean Art Basel show will feature A Call to the Ancestors.
Presented for Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance 2023 Global Borderless Caribbean Art Basel, A Call to the Ancestors is created and curated by award-winning photojournalist Carl-Philippe Juste, in collaboration with Florida International University’s Dr. Rebecca Friedman.
At one corner of the exhibition sits The Parlor, an installation by Carl-Philippe Juste that invites you to sit, relax, breathe, and recall loved ones who have gone to be with the ancestors. The telephone in The Parlor summons you, if but for a moment, to (re)connect with souls who have left this earth.
The exhibition also spotlights Juste's photo documentation of historically Black cemetery Lincoln Memorial Park, which has recently been revived and reclaimed to honor those buried there, alongside sculptures, paintings and photography by a host of acclaimed artists representing Miami's cross-section of cultures.
Writer Elisa Turner describes the exhibition as a whole: "Looking beyond Lincoln Memorial Park, A Call to the Ancestors explores how we remember and honor our ancestors for a better future. We’re invited to share rituals shaping our past, present and future moments in Miami."
Please join us at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex for the Miami Art Week opening on December 8th, and tour Edouard Duval-Carrié's studio, IPC ArtSpace, and other neighborhood creative spaces.
This event is made possible with support provided by The Mellon Foundation and FIU's Humanities Edge. It is in collaboration with The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, The Little Haiti Cultural Complex, The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab – FIU, and the Extreme Events Institute at FIU.
This project is part of the Mellon-funded Commons for Justice: Race, Risk, Resilience project.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59th Street
Miami, FL 33137
Also at LHCC and open for visitors: Edouard Duval-Carrié’s studio, IPC ArtSpac...
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