Fondation Clément Martinique

Fondation Clément

Opening of the new building and its exhibition “Hervé Télémaque “


The Habitation Clément, 19th century plantation house, is a concentration of Martinique reveries. Rum, a large rural landscape, lush grounds, an exceptional industrial site, storehouses and a historical mansion make this a very unique property. The Foundation has created three new spaces radiating out like flower petals from a central area. While the vat room is a part of the history of the property, the “nave” and the “square room” lend that space a more contemporary vision. These areas, with their simple and precise volumes, complete the industrial site located along the central lane of the Plantation. The project has made use of materials found in the original structures: stainless steel, lava stone and concrete mashrabyias. This time, however, such materials serve a contemporary design with minimalist lines that allow it to meld with the topography and complex contours of the existing site.

The “Hervé Télémaque” exhibition open to visitors at the Fondation Clément is the continuation of a popular retrospective successively presented by the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Cantini of Marseille last year. The exhibition in Martinique has nonetheless turned out to be a very different show, both in terms of its selection of works and its conception.

24 January – 17 April 2016

Exhibition designed and produced by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with the Fondation Clément.

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