Haitian Studies Association - Conferences
Documentary resources in the Haitian cultural sector
Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 3:30 – 4:45 pm at Quisqueya University
Le Centre d’Art, the Fondation Culture Création and Pyepoudre propose to set up a panel to make their documentary resources better known in order to: facilitate collaborations and exchanges of good practices in the collection, recollection and preservation of documentation elements;
facilitate their dissemination for educational and research purposes.
Le Centre d’Art, a cultural institution created in 1944 and recognized as a public utility in 1947, works to promote Haiti’s artistic creation. It is a place of unique reflection in Haiti. Intellectuals, art critics and renowned foreign visitors have always rubbed shoulders. The archives bear witness to this exceptional history and reveal the stages that have made this institution a place of convergence for Haitian art.
In 2017, le Centre d’Art inscribed its archive collection in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register for Latin America and the Caribbean. It consists of more than 3,000 documents (texts, books, journals, photo and video from 1944 to 2010). It documents the institutional history of the Center and its role in the dissemination of Haitian visual arts around the world. The registration of this fund is a first step towards closer ties with the research institutes. Thus le Centre d’Art offers to discover the content of its archives and share its thoughts on the strategy for their dissemination.
The Pyepoudre Cultural Center, founded on April 27, 1989, is a space for training, animation, documentation and support for creation. As an extension of its outreach library program, it develops training, theatrical production and socio-cultural activities for the benefit of young people and children. All these actions are complementary to each other.
Its documentary heritage is made up of more than seven thousand works including fiction, documentaries and children’s books. Nearly twenty-eight DVDs, fifty-seven CDs for screenings and ten computers to help subscribers to deepen their research and also used in some training.
The Foundation Culture Creation (FCC) is a non-profit cultural institution, recognized as a public utility, founded in 1992 by professionals from Haitian civil society. Its missions are to work to strengthen the cultural sector; to energize cultural organizations and open the fields of reading, research and production in the fields of culture, art and heritage.
Its documentary heritage includes a thousand photos and slides of works and artists, a documentation center specializing in art, culture, heritage and crafts (more than 6,000 titles including unpublished works, 250 audio visuals and more than 200 files of artists and cultural institutions).
The FCC’s intervention will focus on a project launched before the 2010 earthquake, the exhibition L’Époque en musique (1930-1950), which had as its initial goal to expose the leading personalities of music production and dance 30s to 50s while recreating the atmosphere of a period considered as the golden age of Haitian music. Resuming in the spring of 2018, it will be a question of taking stock of the achievements of the project while expanding its mandate, especially as regards the history of dance.
Rescue, conservation and dissemination of the heritage collections of le Centre d’Art.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 4:45 – 6:00 pm at Quisqueya University
Created in 1944 under the impetus of an American watercolorist, DeWitt Peters and Haitian intellectuals, le Centre d’Art is the major protagonist of the reconfiguration of the world of plastic creation in Haiti. Recognized as a public utility in 1947, the institution is both a space for training, dissemination and support for artists. The first gallery in the country, the Art Center has enabled the emergence of renowned visual artists such as Hector Hyppolite, Wilson Bigaud, George Liautaud, Prefect Duffaut, Jasmin Joseph and paved the way for several schools and artistic movements.
Artists, intellectuals, art critics and renowned foreign visitors have rubbed shoulders. The archives and collections bear witness to this exceptional history and reveal the stages that have made this institution a place of convergence for international art and the spearhead of Haitian art from 1944.
Destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, the institution benefited from the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington) for the rescue of its collections. Since then, le Centre d’Art has been able to re-found its governance, set up partnerships, relaunch training and support activities for creation and put in place tools and methods to stabilize and preserve collections and archives. The purpose of this presentation will be to present the work accomplished since 2010 in the field of heritage conservation. While the detailed inventory of his collection is complete, what are the challenges of le Centre d’Art today to promote this collection and participate in the influence of Haitian art?
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