Museum of Fine Arts
Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié
Exhibition Dates & Museum Hours
February 16 – April 1, 2018
Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 1–4 p.m.
Please check the website for any changes in hours: mofa.fsu.edu
This exhibition is a collaboration with Miami artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, a Haitian-born painter and sculptor. Dr. Paul Niell, Assistant Professor, FSU’s Department of Art History and co-curator of the Spring 2018 exhibition at MoFA writes:
“Whether sculpture, painting, or multimedia installation, Edouard Duval-Carrié’s work navigates the historically rich and culturally complex traditions that comprise a uniquely Caribbean perspective. Duval-Carrié’s recent works attend to themes of water, travel, and Francophone culture. For this artist, water becomes both a symbolic passage and a barrier—the means by which enslaved Africans were brought to the Caribbean and modern-day Haitians migrate to the United States. Both circumstances have been driven by capitalism, a force that occupies the artist’s work materially and iconographically. This exhibition of Duval-Carrié’s art engages themes associated with the history of North Florida and the southeastern United States, including plantation agriculture, race, slavery, historical events such as Florida statehood, and such contentious historical figures as Andrew Jackson. Edouard’s exhibited works will be accompanied by displays of plantation artifacts loaned from State of Florida collections, including a portion of a nineteenth-century sugar mill and iron crosses made for cemeteries of enslaved workers.”