Île modèle, Manman zile, Island Template is the exhibition catalog of Tessa Mars’s show presented from May 31 to June 29, 2019, by Le Centre d’Art at Maison Dufort in Port-au-Prince.
The work of Tessa Mars is crossed by Caribbean influences and is inspired by masters of Haitian painting such as Hector Hyppolite. Her work, marked by a quest for identity, feeds on both personal and national history, island dynamics and societal violence and questions her position as a woman in this context.
Texts by Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson, Veerle Poupeye, David Frohnapfel.
Dialogues with Christopher Cozier, Carlo A. Célius.
Podcasts by Tessa Mars.