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Object Name: Séisme (Earthquake)
Artist: Evelyne Alcide (b. 1969, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Medium/Materials: Beads, fabric
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum Purchase, the Jerome L. Joss Endowment Fund.
Accession Number: X2010.17.4
Alcide details the nightmarish post-Earthquake landscape of Port-au-Prince. Conflating city and cemetery, she reveals the overwhelming presence of the dead, while Vodou angels hover above the carnage.
Source: Exhibition wall text, In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art