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Object Name: Gede triptych
Artist: Didier Civil (b. 1973, Jacmel, Haiti)
Medium/Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Marilyn Houlberg
Accession Number: X2011.24.30
Gede manifests through the bodies of his female devotees (sèvitè) in Civil’s triptych. The blank expressions of sèvitè and god seem to express an indifference to human observers.
Source: Exhibition wall text, In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art