That’s a fact, the Covid-19 epidemic caused changes to the calendar of all cultural events around the world and those with a large audience were the most impacted. Among these is Pool Art Fair Guadeloupe whose 11th edition was scheduled from June 12 to 14, 2020. Even if local health authorities say that the virus circulates little in Guadeloupe, the arrival of a new wave of contamination cannot be excluded.
But since the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, said when he addressed the cultural world on May 5 that we must now learn to live with this coronavirus and therefore “climb the tiger (…), domesticate it“, we assume that this is one of the reasons that led the organizers of Pool Art Fair Guadeloupe not to cancel it but to postpone it for 3 months.
Thus, the archipelago’s largest visual arts show will be held from September 25 to 27 and at the same place, i.e. at the Pointe-à-Pitre cruise terminal. The vernissage will take place on September 24. We imagine that all sanitary measures will be taken in order to allow the movement of the many visitors inside this large space facing the sea and the discovery of artwok in fields such as painting, sculpting, drawing, collage, photography, video, jewellery making, installation, performance etc.
The organizers are currently registering artists. Last year, nearly 80 booths were presented to the public with the participation of creators from Guadeloupe, the Caribbean and elsewhere; Canada was the guest of honour. For this 11th edition, the name of the country that will be in the spotlight is not yet known.
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