La Maison du Patrimoine de Basse-Terre hosts “Lespwinèg” by painter Jérôme Sainte-Luce

You have two days left to discover the exhibition.

Lespwinèg 19

Scheduled from November 16 to 26, 2021, the exhibition “Lespwinèg” by Jérôme Sainte-Luce is extended until Friday, December 17 at the Maison du Patrimoine de Basse-Terre (Heritage House) because of the strike and blockade movement in Guadeloupe launched by a collective of unions fighting against compulsory vaccination for healthcare workers decreed by the French government…

In a time when the population is stressed by so many things – including Covid-19 and the resulting social and financial problems – when culture is slowly waking up from its slumber, this exhibition is welcomed as a breath of air by the inhabitants of the chief town and by the bordering towns even if some still hesitate to go in public spaces for fear of this terrible virus…

The large exhibition room on the first floor of the Maison du Patrimoine, located at 24, rue Baudot and built between 1807-1815, hosts about thirty paintings, four of which are 1.50m x 1.80m.

Jérôme Sainte-Luce’s work is based on the pre-Columbian peoples who lived in Guadeloupe, and more particularly in Trois-Rivières, known for having been a land where many Amerindians were settled, a town from where the artist originates.

“The exhibition “Lespwinèg” at the Maison du Patrimoine of the city of Basse-Terre was an opportunity for me to show my artistic work here. This is all the more significant that the city focuses heritage, a fundamental element in my artistic approach. Indeed, the rock figures of the Amerindians are the starting point of my imaginary wanderings, my drawings and paintings gathered under the series “Lespwinèg” started in late 2017 that I share with the world”, he said.

The exhibition is open tomorrow, Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5 pm and by appointment the day after tomorrow, Friday. Admission is free and reservations are possible by phone at 0590 80 88 70.