Art contemporain Contemporary art Guadeloupe L'Artocarpe

L’Artocarpe est avant tout un lieu de création artistique dans le domaine de l’art contemporain.
L’accent est mis sur l’enrichissement de la pratique de l’artiste via un apport théorique et des réflexions adaptées à son travail plutôt que sur la nécessité de montrer des œuvres à tout prix !


Exhibition at L'Artocarpe. Artist explaining his work to members of the public (2009)
Exhibition at L'Artocarpe. Artist explaining his work to members of the public (2009)
(English translation at the end) L’espace invite les artistes à expérimenter, réfléchir, travailler à plusieurs dans des disciplines jusques là non explorées afin d’affirmer le choix de leur medium et des problématiques abordées.

Toutes les expositions réalisées par, ou en partenariat avec L’Artocarpe s’appliquent à pousser l’artiste à concevoir son installation, à affiner le discours accompagnant sa propre pratique, afin que celle-ci soit en adéquation formelle avec les oeuvres présentées.
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L’Artocarpe is a new space which aim is to promote Contemporary art as well as to encourage artists from the Caribbean region, and from Guadeloupe in particular, to strengthen their practice and take on new opportunities. Please download our written project as well as our activity report (2009 - 2013) below.


© Philippe Virapin
© Philippe Virapin
L’artocarpe is the scientific name of the Bread Fruit tree (artocarpus), a symbolic way of re-using a name little known for a very common tree which is better known by its vernacular creole name of “fwiyapin” (Bred Fruit). The presence of the tree next to the building has led to a logo acknowledging its presence as a green circle overshadowing the venue, since the tree is at time spreading over the street and the house.

Bread fruit trees have historical bearing: their fruits were eaten by running slaves escaping boundage. Today, the trees continue to feed poor families and artists who are struggling with the high costs of living on an island under the growing influence of French monopoly and liberal economy.

L’Artocarpe offers art residencies, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and many other art-related activities with educational content or professional expertise. All events are set up in view of creating a space to allow challenging artworks to be produced and theoretical ideas to emerge.






Please Download our written project (French only)

le_projet_31_dec_2013sj_copy.pdf Le Projet 31 dec 2013SJ copy.pdf  (1.84 Mo)

Mise à jour par L'Artocarpe le Mercredi 3 Novembre 2010 à 03:09