Bleu Outre Mer Festival: our young creators take the floor

As part of the 2nd Bleu Outre Mer Festival – “Journeys in the Heart of Creole Cultures” – is held from October 7 to 30 at the Pavillon de la Ville in Pointe-à-Pitre an art exhibition entitled “Mapping of the Young Creation in Guadeloupe”. This multidisciplinary exhibition is presented as an inventory of the work carried out by our young artists.

For this 2nd edition of the Bleu Outre Mer Festival, the Association pour le Développement des Activités Culturelles des Départements et Collectivités d’Outre-Mer (Association for the Development of Cultural Activities of Overseas Departments and Collectivities – ADACDCOM) wished to highlight the new generation of artists who studied fine art. No theme was imposed for this event, carte blanche was given to these young people so that they offer the art lovers the works of their choice. In anticipation of a rich and varied production, the ground floor and the first floor of the Pavillon de la Ville were made available to the organizers.

Atadja Lewa, multimedia artist and performer, graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (France), organized voluntarily this contemporary art exhibition called “Cartographie de la Jeune Création en Guadeloupe” (Mapping of the Young Creation in Guadeloupe).

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Atadja Lewa

“As the theme of the exhibition suggests, it is a current state of what is done in Guadeloupe artistically by young creators we wanted to offer the public during this festival. The young artists I met, among them Samuel Gélas and Ronald Cyrille, all expressed their desire to meet and work together, that why I chose to give the floor to this new generation of creators. However, I must say that the “Bleu Outre Mer Festival” already had a similar project… The 14 participating artists come from different disciplines such as drawing, digital drawing, painting, lithography, graffiti, photography, sculpting, video, performance… Most of them are from Guadeloupe but we have with us an artist residency – the “Bandjoun Station” from Cameroon – and an artist from New Caledonia, Nathalie Muchamad”, he explains.

Created in 2016, the Bleu Outre Mer Festival “focused on Creole cultures, aims to be a total work of art without segmenting the disciplines, the ambition here is to cross arts wich offer the public new experiences”.

On Thursday, October 19th about 7.30 pm the public is invited to attend an evening of performances which will be held at the Pavillon de la Ville with the artists Atadja Lewa and Natty Montela.

The artists of the exhibition : Béliza Troupé – Samuel Gélas – Kamun – Samuel Mazaniello – Denis Ninine – Ronald Cyrille – Anaïs Verspan – Samy D’Alexis – Minia Biabiany – Atadja Lewa – Jimmy Sabas (Mash) – Cédrick Isham – Nèfta Poetry – Nathalie Muchamad – Bandjoun Station