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An Introduction to Haitian Metal Art

Lodz Joseph

Sep 2010

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November 11, 2010
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Metal Decoupe, An Introduction to Haitian Metal Art Forgotten Language presents Metal Decoupe, An Introduction to Haitian Metal Art. After spending the last three years working in Haiti, Lodz Joseph, met Fritz Calite and after seeing his work, the only words that emerged from her mouth were ?details make the masterpiece? ? Once the devastating earthquake on January 12th, 2010 happened, everything changed. Somehow the intersection between development, recovery, tradition and sustainability manifested itself as core values for Forgotten Language. As an importer of fine Haitian metal art, Forgotten Language, strives to ensure the tradition and beauty of metal decoupe will continue to prosper. The opening reception for Forgotten Language, will be taking place November 11th, 2010 at Synergy : A Cultural Collective for Social Change (located at 1101 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This event will showcase one of Haitis? unique forms of expression and strives to share in this nations vitality. This event, is an invitation to continue and to trace new paths throughout the land of high mountains, called Ayiti. Let us celebrate the beauty, imagination and creativity of the artist in Croix des Bouquets, that are able to take old oil drums and make magic and share stories. Forgotten Language, invests in pieces from artists at very competitive prices and pays artists in full, upfront for all pieces. With this income, artists are able to pay for their children's school fees, hospital visits and continue to pay their staff. By investing in Forgotten Language, you ensure that the tradition of Haitian metal arts is passed on to the next generation. As Serge Jolimeau, one of the masters of this art, told Ms. Joseph ? Lodz, I want you to show the work of emerging artists and to let people know the story of the artists in Croix des Bouquets.? Forgotten Language, is for the art, that shares the beauty, love and hope that resides in the tradition of Metal Decoupe. More information about Synergy : A Cultural Collective for Social Change please contact Claudette Pilgrim, Managing Partner, 646 541 5703. More information about Forgotten Language can be found at For all inquires please feel free to contact Ms. Lodz Joseph, Founder and Director at (646) 637-7020 or

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