Pablo Butcher - Urban Vodou
Politics and popular street art in Haiti. Haiti’s popular murals mix a vital sense of the contemporary with more timeless themes and motifs. Drawing on a distinguished tradition of “naive” art and produced by artists from many different backgrounds, they are rich in allusions to Haiti’s revolutionary’s history, record of anti-colonial struggle and attachment to Vodou. Adorned with Christian messages, Vodou deities and portraits of inspirational leaders, the common street walls are a chronicle and tribute to a great people.