Didier Civil is a celebrated Haitian painter and papier-mache artist, and the founding director of an art school in Jacmel, the site of the most celebrated Haitian Carnival and one of the towns devastated by the recent earthquake and cholera outbreak. Civil will talk about themes of performativity and masking, as they relate to the ritual of Carnival.
This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition, Faces: Works From The Permanent Collection. His visit is co-sponsored by the Dean of Arts; the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery; and Green College.
All welcome. Admission is free.
Works of art in "Faces" are presented at 2 additional locations:[more]
This collection represents some of the men and women who have been part of the history of the University of British Columbia between 1913 and 1966. Since the early 1980s, whether for fear of defacement or other concerns, these portraits left the departments from which they originated to be stored at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. This exhibition is an opportunity to recognize UBC’s history and to find homes for these pictures on campus.[more]