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Karuptures

Monument - Lamentin

The open-air sculpture itinerary “Karuptures,“ begun in 1994, is an expression of the commune’s desire to promote art that involves the citizenry in improving its cultural surroundings. Monumental sculptures enhance the local environment, bestowing on the town of Lamentin a unique cultural heritage. The spectacular itinerary, a first in the Caribbean, provides a window onto the world of contemporary art, in all of its diversity and sophistication. In front of the Town Hall (Place de la Mairie) the stark, imposing steel stela entitled “Totem” (May 1994), by Colombian artist Edgar Negret, rises 6 meters above the square. At the Parc de Verdure, a sculpture entitled “Physiochromie,” by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz Diez (June 1998), catches the light by means of a series of chromatic strips. “Lumi-Naissance,“ a work of the Guadeloupian artist Pierre Chadru (1999), stands across from the stadium. Near the Théâtre de Verdure stands “Hommage à l'abolition de la servitude“ (“Homage to the Abolition of Servitude”), by Swedish artist Erik Dietman (March 1996). Near Bréfort Bridge, visitors may view “Coucher de soleil“ (“Sunset”), a linear flexible metal sculpture by Puerto Rican artist Pablo Rubio (May 1994). In the courtyard of Vincent school above the national highway, “La chauve-souris dans l'oreille d'un chat“ (“Bat Flying Out of a Cat’s Ear”), by American artist Dennis Oppenheim, depicts a huge “hashtag” ear and a bat in full flight. The courtyard of La Rosière school contains a work comprising a 16-meter ramp covered in mauve-colored shale that bears two chair-shapes (3.2 meters, and 1 meter), entitled “La Madone et l'enfant“ (“Madonna and Child”), designed by Argentinian artist Léopoldo Maler and executed by Guadeloupians. In front of the Médiathèque media library, “L'envol“ (“Taking Flight),” by sculptor Ruth Richard, depicts a draped muse taking flight above a reflecting pool (1997).

The open-air sculpture itinerary “Karuptures“
The open-air sculpture itinerary “Karuptures“
Lamentin's Physiocromy, work of Carlos Cruz Diez
Lamentin's Physiocromy, work of Carlos Cruz Diez
Madonna and Child, work of Leopoldo Maler
Madonna and Child, work of Leopoldo Maler
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