14°N 61°W espace d’art contemporain
Since it opened in 2013, 14°N 61°W espace d’art contemporain has provided a platform for a handful of talented Caribbean artists to display their work to a wider audience. Its founder, Caryl Ivrisse-Crochemar, who worked in European art institutions for over twenty years, feels passionately about giving opportunities to local artists who would like to break into the French and international scene. To date, photographer Robert Charlotte, sculptor Norville Guirouard-Aizée, multimedia artist Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine and painter Raymond Médélice (all of whom are based in Martinique) have enjoyed solo exhibitions of six weeks or more, as have Guadeloupian multimedia artists Ronald Cyrille and Jean-Marc Hunt. These have been interspersed with collective exhibitions combining the above artists’ efforts, and inventive projects designed to trigger artistic creation on the island. Having already attracted much local and international attention, 14°N 61°W looks set to be a key Martinican cultural institution for years to come.