PÒTOPRENS: THE URBAN ARTISTS OF PORT-AU-PRINCE Edited with text by Leah Gordon and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Pioneer Works Press, 2022 First edition, 416 pp., 9" X 12" Hardcover
Pòtoprens is at once a portrait of a place, a celebration of its arts and a visionary re-mapping of culture in the world’s first Black republic.
In this volume, Port-au-Prince's complex present is evoked through artworks, images, oral histories and essays. These contents are organized, as was the exhibition, around neighborhoods identified with particular subjects, materials and forms.
Contextualized by leading writers on Caribbean culture, these artists’ stories are situated within Port-au-Prince’s rich heritage of “majority class art.” As cities everywhere grow ever more critical to our changing global environment, this book articulates urban Haiti’s unbroken link with its revolutionary past.