Manuel Mathieu (Bilingual edition)

World Discovered Under Other Skies


This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2022.

ISBN: 9783775751377 Category:


Elucidating the multi-layered explorations of Haitian Canadian artist Manuel Mathieu, this first comprehensive publication focuses on how Haiti has informed Mathieu’s work over the past few years. Reflecting on the complex revolutionary history of his family homeland by unearthing its traumatized subconscious, and the erasure of memories of the oppressive and violent Duvalier dictatorships, Mathieu’s vibrant paintings blur the boundaries between the personal and the political. Merging abstraction with figuration, Mathieu abrades his work springing from found photographs by rubbing and scraping off layers of paint, before reintroducing impastoed snarls of color. Positioned at the fault lines of political and environmental crises, Mathieu considers Haiti’s quest for self-determination as a prism reflecting a global longing for freedom, and grassroots resistance to imperialist and capitalist exploits.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 21 x 28 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 15 December 2022
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Gaëtane Verna, Text by Amin Alsaden, Osei Bonsu, Edwidge Danticat, Joana Joachim, Sylvie Lacerte, Manuel Mathieu, and Gaëtane Verna
Dimensions 21 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g


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Montreal-based artist MANUEL MATHIEU (*1986, Port-au-Prince) graduated with a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Kavi Gupta, Chicago (2021), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2020), and HDM Gallery, Beijing (2019).