GOGO MOAD at the Little Haiti Book Festival 2023
Artist Asser Saint-Val leads May's installment of the Museum of Art and Design's hands-on arts education program GOGO MOAD. Using typography and proverbial phrases from their own cultures, participants redesign various parts of plants to create an oversized collaborative potted plant inspired by Pascale Millien-Faustin's book of legends and folktales, Tim Tim: Jaden Kreyasyon.
Part of the Miami Book Fair's Little Haiti Book Festival 2023, the event takes place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. The Book Festival includes live music, free books, dance performances, and more fun for the whole family!
Born in Haiti, Asser Saint-Val earned BFAs in both Painting and Graphic Design from New World School of the Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville. His work investigates Neuromelanin as it relates to spirituality and self-consciousness, and he explores these ideas in paintings and multi-sensory interactive art installations. The artist’s works are quasi-figurative and ambiguous and bring together ideas central to modern debates about Neuromelanin. Saint-Val has exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design at MDC (2014); Farside Gallery, Miami (2013); and Miami Dade County Public Library (2008). He lives and works in Miami.
GOGO MOAD is part of the Museum Without Boundaries initiative.