In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art is one of three exhibitions being shown at the Fowler Museum in UCLA. Within the past few years, Haiti has become a country known around the world due to hurricane and earthquake disasters, as well as political disorder. The country is still attempting to stabilize itself and its artists are speaking out.
Many of their works express their feelings of the human condition in Haiti. The works are showcased through paintings, sculptures, textiles and more. For example, Roudy Azor and Myrlande Constant illustrate the 2010 earthquake through beaded textiles. A prominent figure throughout the exhibition is Bawon Samdi, the Vodou divinity and his children the Gede. The website has a list of other artists that are featured.
The Fowler Museum has two other current exhibitions on display: Fowler in Focus: Cambodian Shop Signs: A Gift to the Fowler Museum from Joel G. Montague and Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm and is located on the north campus of UCLA. There is a parking fee but admission is free. Visit the website for more information.