Global Cosmologies of Vodou
Jan. 26–March 18, 2018
This year’s exhibition seminar, led by Fredo Rivera ’06, assistant professor of art history, explores the work of Haitian American artist Edouard Duval-Carrié and builds an exhibition around four of his paintings. The nine student curators will draw from the Grinnell College art collection and the Waterloo Center for the Arts — the largest public collection of Haitian art in the world — to develop an exhibition and catalog that places Duval-Carrié’s work in dialogue with diverse objects. Given the insularity with which Haiti is often seen, the curators hope to explore cosmological and cultural connections that reconfigure understanding of the world’s first black republic.