by Lafleur & Bogaert for Kunstverein Arnsberg – December 2022
Mobile pharmacies are the main source of medicine for many Haitians. Street vendors carry spires of curved paper covered with pills — painkillers, antibiotics, Viagra knockoffs, condoms, abortion pills and cough syrups.
The ‘Famasi Mobil Kongolè’ includes electric lights, Congo Blue filter sheets, hand painted cardboard, plastic buckets, multicolored pills, rubber bands and pairs of scissors.
LAFLEUR & BOGAERT
Michel Lafleur (Haiti) and Tom Bogaert (Belgium) are two artists who work together as the collaborative art duo Lafleur & Bogaert. They began creating art together in 2013 when they met at the 3rd edition of the Atis Rezistans / Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Their latest and perhaps most noticed project has been their participation in documenta fifteen in Kassel, Germany as part of Atis Rezistans / Ghetto Biennale in the St. Kunigundis church.