X2010.17.4 Séisme (Earthquake)

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Evelyne Alcide (b. 1969, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Séisme (Earthquake), 2010
Beads, fabric
Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2010.17.4; Museum Purchase, the Jerome L. Joss Endowment Fund


Alcide details the nightmarish post-Earthquake landscape of Port-au-Prince. Conflating city and cemetery, she reveals the overwhelming presence of the dead, while Vodou angels hover above the carnage.

Source: Exhibition wall text, In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art