Manuel Mathieu

World Discovered Under Other Skies

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Manuel Mathieu
World Discovered Under Other Skies

Hrsg. Gaëtane Verna, Text(e) von Amin Alsaden, Osei Bonsu, Sylvie Lacerte, Manuel Mathieu, von Edwidge Danticat, Joana Joachim, Gaëtane Verna, Gestaltung von Irma Boom

Englisch, Französisch

2022. 120 Seiten, 140 Abb.

21,00 x 28,00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5137-7

As the first comprehensive publication on the artist’s work, this book elucidates the multi-facetted explorations of Haitian Canadian artist Manuel Mathieu. The publication focuses on how Haiti has informed a large body of work produced by Mathieu over the past few years. Positioned at the fault lines of modern political and environmental crises, Haiti epitomizes a global longing for freedom, and grassroots resistance to imperialist and capitalist exploits. At the center of this body of work is an examination of the long-lasting repercussions of Haiti’s pioneering revolt against slavery and its quest for self-determination, which have led in more recent decades to embroiling the nation in the intrigues of the Cold War.

Manuel Mathieu (born in Port-au-Prince, 1986) lives and works in Montreal. Mathieu was an artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2019-20), and the Pamela Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida residency program, Sonoma CA (2019). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2020); HDM Gallery, Beijing (2019); The Armory Show, New York (2018); Tiwani Contemporary, London (2017); and Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2015). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions held in Canada, the United States and Europe, including Fondation Phi, Montreal (2020); Pérez Art Museum Miami (2019); Frieze London (2018); Art Basel (2017); and Grand Palais, Paris (2014). Mathieu was one of the artists recognized by the 2020 Sobey Art Award.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 26 September 2020 – 3 January 2021

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 17 2020 – March 28 2021.

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