Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) celebrated its 40th birthday last May 2015 in New Orleans, with a well attended conference... Joëlle Ferly presented her paper published here (in French)


Jamaica Kincaid at the CSA conference, New Orleans, May 2015
Jamaica Kincaid at the CSA conference, New Orleans, May 2015


Art Mémoriel sans Pathos. Les descendants d'esclaves ont (aussi) inventé l'art moderne et l'art contemporain. Une revisite d'oeuvres d'artistes de la Caraïbe francophone.

A télécharger / Full text (in French) to download below.

etext_ferly_2014_5_conf_art_memoriel_short_copy.pdf eText Ferly 2014-5 CONF Art Memoriel SHORT copy.pdf  (604.89 Ko)

Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Mercredi 15 Juillet 2015 à 21:22

L'Artocarpe is ending a long and very busy season off site, with many members making it to the top level of the contemporary art scene and art opportunities...


A visit to Harlem and to The Studio Museum
A visit to Harlem and to The Studio Museum
L'Artocarpe has never been so active!
Members have gathered together to offer a team effort to one of our fellow in need to perform well...
Whether at the Clement Foundation in Martinique (April 2015) with Sebastien Mehal pairing up with Joëlle Ferly who took over the theoretical side of the member's first solo exhibition in Martinique, though his native island; or in Cuba, where several members took part in Henri Tauliaut's superb presentation of his installation right in the heart of the Biennale of Havana (May 2015); or again in the US, where two members, Annabel Guérédrat and Kelly Sinnapah Mary were opening on the same night (june 2015), respectively in Miami and in New York... All those new opportunities are just a sample of what is more to come! Members are not only reaching out of the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, but are going very far indeed... China is next on the card, for another member yet to announce his victory in securing a top-range residency...

 
Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Mercredi 15 Juillet 2015 à 20:03

With its 7 years of running, L'Artocarpe is now able to reflect back on the interesting changes that have occurred on the art scene, with major consequences to be kept into the discussion for all L'Artocarpe's members.


NYU gallery visit, New York. July 2015
NYU gallery visit, New York. July 2015
Since the arrival of top range curator Régine Cuzin, L'Artocarpe members have seen many changes within its organization. Many artists who were not prepared to adjust their practice to a professional pace decided to leave the group. Others, who were not happy of the uneven type of practices displayed in the galleries, welcomed the initiative and took up their membership!
We cannot satisfy everyone: one may say. However, there is no doubt that along with professionalism comes more interesting opportunities.

And L'Artocarpe may be just at the beginning of such revolutionary process. One may ask however: to which extend do artist members want to go global? It is all too well to reach the shores of Miami, Big Apple and the like, but what are the values behind the art scenes of such places? Does L'Artocarpe is to become a money focused artist organization, as many others have been forced to do, in order to survive? Are art practices to be compromised in the process of opening up to the global scene?

All those questions will become the interest of internal debates for all members who are no doubt really eager to make it to the art scene while being also in fear of the strings attached.
Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Mercredi 15 Juillet 2015 à 15:41

Meet Annabel Guérédrat: 9:30am - Hosted in partnership with and at The Betsy Hotel, DVCAI presents Annabel Guérédrat. Guérédrat will speak about her work as a choreographer, dancer, and performer. A light breakfast will be served.


Annabel Guérédrat is a member of L'Artocarpe
Annabel Guérédrat is a member of L'Artocarpe
Choreographer, dancer, and performer of Martinique, Guérédrat studied at the Sorbonne, and is a Somatic Educator of the Movement in Body Mind Centering. She has also studied Sphota improvised music and has danced with the Orisha Company (Afro-Brazilian dance), as well as Pilates, yoga Iyengar & Ashtanga.  Combined, these various techniques are integrated into her dance, creating movements and gestures that feel very personal and sensitive. 

Performance at MADE at the Citadel
8:00pm - Join us at MADE at the Citadel for an on-site performance. Guérédrat will present 'A Freak Show for S', a tribute to the Black Venus, Sarah Baartman. The common thread is the Hottentot women exposed, naked like animals fair in Europe in the early nineteenth century.


With special thanks to Rosie Gordon Wallace, Director of DVCAI
Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Dimanche 14 Juin 2015 à 18:12

Guadeloupean artist Henri Tauliaut can be very proud of himself: not only he successfully got the interest of the Biennale Committee to represent Guadeloupe at this year new edition of the biennale of contemporary art, but he also succeeded in finalizing his experimental project that he previously had worked at L'Artocarpe while in residence: Jungle Sphere.


Annabel Guérédrat performing inside Henri Tauliaut's piece at the Opening of the Biennale of Havana, Cuba, May 2015
Annabel Guérédrat performing inside Henri Tauliaut's piece at the Opening of the Biennale of Havana, Cuba, May 2015
Well done to Henri Tauliaut and Annabel Guérédrat, both members of L'Artocarpe for their fantastic launch of the Jungle Sphere 3.0, which has required a real technical ability to achieve the building of the double sphere.
The piece takes plants out of their environment to have them experience a new way of surviving in a fully recreated environment.


 
Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Dimanche 24 Mai 2015 à 15:24

Sébastien Mehal, lives and works in Paris. Although born in Martinique, French Caribbean, he never received any attention until the Clement Foundation agreed to present the project that the artist had conceived at L'Artocarpe while in residence.


Sébastien Mehal (Martinique - Paris) minutes before the opening of his exhibition at the Clement Foundation, Martinique, Avril 2015. Sebastien Mehal is a member of L'Artocarpe...
Sébastien Mehal (Martinique - Paris) minutes before the opening of his exhibition at the Clement Foundation, Martinique, Avril 2015. Sebastien Mehal is a member of L'Artocarpe...
From L'Artocarpe to Martinique:
Mehal has always been influenced by architecture, a discipline he studied alongside filmmaking.
His childhood was marked by the chaotic composition of social buildings of Trenelle, a popular quarter considered as the shantytown of Ford-de-France. Little Mehal recalls the light bulb inside all makeshift wooden homes, hanging by just a single extension, visible from all windows from the distance...
Later Mehal got to realize how social condition informs homes. Sticking to the sole element of  interior lighting, Mehal swaps from lightbulb to chandelier according to the theme of his painting, adding to it the same pressure of colors, covering up some part of the painting to reflect human life in our global world.


 
Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Samedi 2 Mai 2015 à 19:16

Membre de L'Artocarpe depuis ses débuts, l'artiste Martiniquais Sébastien Mehal vit et travaille à Paris. Venir en résidence à L'Artocarpe a été pour lui le moyen de faire un retour au pays natal, de façon stratégique...


Sebastien Mehal à L'Artocarpe, 2014.
Sebastien Mehal à L'Artocarpe, 2014.
Après deux résidences à L'Artocarpe, Sébastien Mehal, qui n'était reconnu d'aucune instance dans son île natale, la Martinique, est finalement reçu à la fondation Clément pour y présenter une exposition personnelle, la première sur l'île soeur.
 
Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Mardi 21 Avril 2015 à 07:17

Régine Cuzin, La Directrice Artistique de L'Artocarpe représente L'Artocarpe, en Haïti au Forum Transculturel d'Art Contemporain, 7e édition - 2 au 12 avril 2015, " CRÉATION ET CONTRE-POUVOIRS "


L'artiste Pascale Monnin et Régine Cuzin, Haiti, Avril 2015
L'artiste Pascale Monnin et Régine Cuzin, Haiti, Avril 2015
Régine Cuzin, La Directrice Artistique de L'Artocarpe représente L'Artocarpe, au Forum Transculturel d'Art Contemporain, en Haïti
aux côtés de MAksaens Denis, d'AfricAmericA, Barbara Prezeau StephensonHabdaphai Alerte, Mario Benjamin et tous les autres artistes... L'Artocarpe leur souhaite de bons travaux! Infos: http://www.africamerica.org

 
Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Samedi 11 Avril 2015 à 16:00

After a full week of exchange, the residency with the DVCAI artists from the US led to a studio opening, which no doubt will remain in the mind of all L'Artocarpe members who took part in the project...


Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Mercredi 8 Avril 2015 à 22:09

When two artist groups meet.... the result speaks for itself! Viewing the photo gallery of a week's long-meeting full of activities.


Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe TEAM le Mercredi 8 Avril 2015 à 00:43
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