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Didier Civil:

Faces of Carnival / Jacmel, Haiti

PAST - Friday, March 4, 2011; noon - 1 pm


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.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689