DC -- IDB Staff Assn Art Gallery -- Exhibit: Future Memories: Exploring the Diasporic Imagination II:
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Description of Pictures: Join us at our Staff Association Art Gallery this March for "Future Memories: Exploring the Diasporic Imagination II".
This exhibit features the work of Charles Jean-Pierre. Akin to the story of countless immigrant children, Jean-Pierre’s artistic view was filtered through the lenses of individuals who escaped terror. Their burying of those experiences sparked an unsettling curiosity in him to create works that uncover the past within the context of systèmes socio-politiques. Future Memories brings to light collective trauma, and drives to explore how memory shapes the historical and contemporary imaginations.
Jean-Pierre began experimenting with art at an early age by creating visual narratives based on classical paintings from his homeland of Haiti. This series was inspired by Caribbean and Latin American authors from Edwidge Danticat and Franz Fanon to Jamaica Kincaid and Paulo Lins. His current research centers on contemporary Indigenous legacies throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Oceania.
Jean-Pierre is a U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist. His work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin and the new U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger. He has participated in two Smithsonian exhibitions and has been invited by the White House to speak on the role of the arts in youth justice. He has curated two exhibitions at the Embassy of Haiti and has been commissioned to create works for the International Monetary Fund and the Inter American Development Bank. Jean-Pierre has created public art in Cape Town, Pretoria South Africa, New York, Chicago, DC, Istanbul, Panama, Port-au-Prince, London, and Paris. Jean-Pierre holds a Master of Arts from Howard University. Jean Pierre has studios at STABLE Arts DC and 52 O St Studios in Washington DC.
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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
MEMII_200311_004.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(City of God), 2020
MEMII_200311_011.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(Breath, Eyes, Memory), 2020
MEMII_200311_022.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(Bad Feminist), 2020
MEMII_200311_031.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(Autobiography of My Mother), 2020
MEMII_200311_040.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(Sister Outsider), 2020
MEMII_200311_051.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), 2020
MEMII_200311_055.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(Black Skin, White Masks), 2020
MEMII_200311_073.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(A Brief History of Seven Killings), 2020
MEMII_200311_081.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(The Black Jacobins), 2020
MEMII_200311_093.JPG: Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
(With the Fire on High), 2020
MEMII_200311_100.JPG: Future Memories II:
Exploring the Diasporic Imagination
by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
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