Tuesday, February 7 – Sunday, March 5
Jean Claude Legagneur: Faces of Freedom
In Faces of Freedom Legagneur presents one of his most recent creations, revealing a new stage of his art. This new approach produces oversized portraits that masterfully capture human expression.
Legagneur presents through his paintings the intense movement of non-linguistic gestures of other humans. The artist builds his body of work on the honored examples of representational art as found in the established manifestations of Caribbean and Black art, cross walking components of Western and peripheral cultures.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 7–9pm
RSVP: 305.893.6211 or mocanomi.org
Open to the public | Admission: $10
Free for MOCA members, NoMi residents, and Art Basel VIP
Jean-Claude Legagneur: Faces of Freedom – Guided tour and interactive dialogue
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Free with museum admission.
A dialogue between the artist, the curator and the participating audience.
The guided tour will focus on the artist’s vision, concepts and practices in the works presented in Faces of Freedom.
The “Faces of Freedom” were first painted more than a dozen years ago. Jean-Claude Legagneur, the renowned Haitian artist whose 65-foot mural adorns a wall inside John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, painted the portraits to document 200 years of Haitian independence. Then came a violent revolt.