LOVE ANGER MADNESS: The Subtle Activism of Haitian-American Artist Jean-Ulrick Désert
Date / Time
February 26, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Désert is a visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. Désert’s artworks vary in form; billboards, actions, paintings, sculptures, videos and art objects. His work emerges from a tradition of conceptual art engaged with social/cultural concerns. He is known for his provocative and poetic projects, most notably his “Negerhosen2000,” his “Burqa Project” and his “Goddess Projects.” Désert has said his practice may be characterized as visualizing “conspicuous invisibility.” He has exhibited at the Grand Palais, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum of Harlem, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Bunkier Sztuki, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Savvy Contemporary and other venues in Europe, the Americas and Africa. He is the recipient of awards, public commissions, and private philanthropy. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union and Columbia University and has lectured at Humboldt University, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Trans Art Institute, and École supérieure des Beaux-Arts. His work was selected as the solo artist for the Haiti Pavillion at the Venice Biennale 2019 and he is currently creating a permanent commemorative project at Berlin’s Humboldt University on the American scholar W.E.B. Dubois.