JEAN-MARC HUNT
 

SOLO SHOW

MAY 19 - JULY 31

TI'PUNCH MOLOTOV

     Ti'Punch Molotov is an "Arranged Rum" that mixes revolution and claim, remedy and poison, at the same time engine of social power and cause of loss of control, where drunkenness becomes dehumanizing. Ti'Punch Molotov aims to reflect a diversity of perspectives and performative methods, which question communications and social relations, hierarchical in West Indian society. Ti'Punch Molotov contextualises social practices related to the creolisation of the world and historical and contemporary relations of domination. - Jean-Marc Hunt 
"My condition as a Negropolitan."
Also, it is possible to read in Jean-Marc Hunt's art a certain creolisation of the world through these great population movements creating new aesthetic and cultural forms. For the artist, this creolisation is a way of reinterpreting himself through the other. 
In the series Cosmogonic Tales, Jean-Marc Hunt presents a work based on paper. The latter refers to childhood and is considered the primary element of transmission. His works are thus a means of telling a story without any sense of reading, where each image is a work in itself, and which, taken as a whole, form a whole - a collective memory. 
The Black Paper series was made on the off-set plates of France Antilles (the local newspaper). In it, he questions the relationship between France and the West Indies, which is expressed above all through his condition as an Afro-descendant, always inferiorized in a territory overflowing with diversity.
"I love France but France doesn't know it, it ignores me. "
He also questions a certain neo-colonialism by noting the presence of the Ministry of Overseas France, which is still located in the same premises as the former Colonial Office. 
The Baronnerie series, presented for the first time in 2015 during Carifesta, is an opportunity for the artist to revisit a character from Haitian mythology derived from voodoo, that of Baron Samdi, the spirit of death who guards the cemeteries. 
With the Bloc Note series, Jean-Marc Hunt takes us into his intimacy. We take possession of his wife's notes, tracing their personal and professional paths and thoughts. For him, art is also a way of revealing himself.
The series Punch Molotov and Jardin Créole are linked. It is from this garden, at the end of his studio, that these series come. They represent the union of his worlds. We see the street, the traditions but also the stigmata of this nature, witness of their condition from slavery to nowadays. 
Promoted in 2015 to Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Minister of Culture, the artist will represent the Guadeloupe Islands pavilion (off programmation) at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. 


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