A SALON DE REFUSES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The Grand Rue Sculptors are a community of artists living in a downtown popular neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In December 2009 the 'Sculptors of Grand Rue' hosted the 1st Ghetto Biennale 2009. Over forty artists, film-makers, academics, photographers, musicians, architects and writers came to the Grand Rue area of Port-Au-Prince to make or witness work, that was shown or happened in the neighbourhood.
The 2nd Ghetto Biennale 2011 took place from the end of November until the middle of December 2011. All works were made and exhibited in Haiti. Artists were invited to pass one to three weeks in Haiti before presenting their work in the neighbourhood to an audience of local people, Port au Prince neighbourhood communities, arts collectives and arts organisations. The 2nd Ghetto Biennale was co-curated by Andre Eugene, Celeur Jean Herard and Leah Gordon.