Hervé Télémaque, Le soutien-gorge, 1960. Courtesy of the artist and Rabouan Moussion Gallery, Paris

Hervé Télémaque: 1959-1964

NOVEMBER 28, 2022-APRIL 30, 2023

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
61 Northeast 41st Street
Miami, FL 33137

The Haitian-born artist Hervé Télémaque died outside Paris last November at the age of 85. He moved from Port-au-Prince to New York City in 1957, at the tail end of Abstract Expressionism, and the discrimination he encountered in the United States influenced both the style and substance of his work. In 1961, he relocated to Paris, where he became a member of the Narrative Figuration movement, a more politically engaged cousin of Pop Art. Known for his vibrant creations confronting racism and colonialism, he received a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2015. Hervé Télémaque: 1959-1964 brings together more than a dozen of his early paintings.