July 6, 2022

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Danny Laferier provides the UN with “fresh breath”

Danny Laferier provides the UN with "fresh breath"

(New York) United Nations diplomats and employees can not escape from it: until June 17, they will go through some part of Danny Laferier’s written and drawn work, come into this building, where all the tragedies are. International Association.

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According to the author, people “whistle” after realizing that they continue to create “at the heart of these disasters”. This is a rare occasion to bring them the “air of freshness”.

Shortly before leaving for the international organization’s headquarters in New York for the opening of the exhibition on Monday evening, Danny Laferrier said, “I truly believe that this is the happiest document we have ever submitted to the UN. Nomadic heartIt tells the life of an artist.

“And this paper says: Art is at the heart of all human transformation. Without it we can never get there. Discussions, statistics, papers, surveys, studies are important only considering that people have feelings, emotions. In the reflection is a file of this part of the world where one believes things will play out, one believes that everything is gone here.

In short, if UN diplomats can find solutions to problems that are almost irreversible in the coming days, Nomadic heart Might be there for something.

The show premiered in 2020 at the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal during Danny Laferier’s 35 – year career. Composed in an original version of seven different paintings, it was inspired by three illustrated novels by Danny Laferier and traced his life from his childhood to the French Academy in Haiti, to his years in Montreal and Miami.

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After Montreal, Nomadic heart It first started moving to Frankfurt, where the show was a huge success during the Book Fair in this German city in 2021, when Canada was the guest of honor, then to Tunis and finally to Dubai.

The version of the exhibition exhibited at the UN, consisting of five paintings, is the result of a collaboration between the embassy of Quebec in New York and Canada, as well as the international organization of La Francophony.

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Danny Laferier at the opening of his exhibition at the UN

“Very shaken”

Martin Hebert, Quebec Delegate General in New York, said, “Every morning, as we enter work, it is very moving and moving to think that delegates from different countries see the work of Quebecs of Haitian origin.” This reaffirms the importance of Quebec’s footprint in New York City. ⁇

Congolese-born diplomat Nellie O’Connor was touched and moved by a text and drawing by Danny Laferrier on Monday evening [sa] The mother turned back to reality to sink into dreams after her father’s exile.

It brings back so many memories and sadness. I knew this breakup with my mother a long time ago. And I also imagined that he would turn back reality to sink into a dream.

Nellie O’Connor is a Congolese diplomat

Danny Laferier dreamed of seeing him Nomadic heart Continue the journey. In Miami, in Paris and why not, in Port-au-Prince. He sees the show’s adventure as a “gift”. And, we must believe that as a reward for his perseverance in creating illustrated novels.

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“I don’t like to compare myself to Dylan, but I thought about him when people initially didn’t agree with that,” he said. Why not write books like you once did? We attacked him when Dylan switched from an acoustic guitar to an electric guitar. The same people after those who inspire. He had to persevere. That’s all, I insisted. I now have 6 books and 1200 pages written and drawn. ⁇