Jean-Ulrick Désert

Jean-Ulrick Désert, "Negerhosen2000"

Monday, February 24, 6PM
Logan Center for the Arts
Penthouse Room 901

Jean-Ulrick Désert is a visual-artist born in Haiti.  Désert’s artworks vary in forms such as public billboards, actions, paintings, site-specific sculptures, video and objects and emerges from a tradition of conceptually engaged practices.  Well known for his “Negerhosen2000” performances and his “Burqa Project” as a response to 9-11, his practice may be characterized as visualizing “conspicuous invisibility”. He was selected as the solo-artist to represent the Haiti Pavilion in the 2019 Venice Biennale  and is currently developing a permanent artwork at Humboldt University Berlin to commemorate the american scholar W.E.B. DuBois.

Presented by the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts, France Chicago Center, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature and Culture, & the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

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