26 Guadeloupean, Guianese, Martinican and Haitian artists take part in the exhibition “Dust specks on the sea” in Noisiel

Jean-Marc Hunt -"Bananas Deluxe" 2013-2018 - Photo: Art Center La Ferme du Buisson

From October 15, 2022 to January 29, 2023, the French and French-speaking Caribbean will be under the spotlight in France. Indeed, since last Friday the public can visit a large exhibition titled Dust Specks on the Sea”, Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti which takes place at La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale, in the town of Noisiel, department of Seine-et-Marne.

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This collective exhibition takes its title – “Dust specks on the sea” – from a sentence pronounced in 1964 by General de Gaulle, president of the French Republic, during a State visit to Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guiana while flying over the Caribbean Sea. “Dust specks on the sea” or “Small insignificant things” but which, through this art exhibition, can do great and beautiful things, we want to answer him…

“In bringing together works by twenty-six artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Haiti, “Dust Specks on the Sea” defies this colonial image by opting for a powerful density and materiality. (…) The medium specific, sculpture-based exhibition presents artwork in a distinctive way and integrated way, evoking a network of ideas around heritage, history, identity, community, and politics”, we read in the presentation of the event.

“Dust specks on the sea” was conceived by American curator Arden Sherman (director of Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York) in 2018. It has already been shown in New York, San Francisco…

The exhibiting artists are : Raphaël Barontini, Sylvia Berté, Julie Bessard, Hervé Beuze, Jean-François Boclé, Alex Burke, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Gaëlle Choisne, Ronald Cyrille, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Kenny Dunkan, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Adler Guerrier, Jean-Marc Hunt, Nathalie Leroy Fiévée, Audry Liseron-Monfils, Louisa Marajo, Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine, Jérémie Paul, Marielle Plaisir, Michelle Lisa Polissaint & Najja Moon, Tabita Rezaire, Yoan Sorin, Jude Papaloko Thegenus and Kira Tippenhauer.

The exhibition “Dust specks on the sea” is free and visible from Wednesday to Sunday from 2:00 pm at the Art Center of La Ferme du Buisson.

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Work by Ronald Cyrille