1st edition – Hétéronomonde

Hétéronomonde, the first edition of the Tout-Monde Festival, traces the contour of contemporary Antillean and Caribbean artistic production at the junction of autonomy, heteronomy and Tout-Monde.

The theory of globalization introduced by Édouard Glissant through the concepts of “Creolization” and “Poetics of Relation,” which culminated in the notion of “Tout-Monde, ” led to multiple currents of thoughts ranging from political philosophy to art criticism—with such notions as relational aesthetic for instance.

What new ways of being in the world can emerge from the confluence of the great Martinican poet’s theories and the practice of everyday contemporary life in and from the Caribbean, in a world in search for political self-determination amidst social atomization and cultural fragmentation?

How have these new ways of being in the world at large been anticipated, translated, and experimented through the artistic processes emerging from these ‘in-between’ (is-)lands of the Antilles—caught between their status as both French regions and Caribbean territories as well as both of Europe and of the Americas?

From artistic creation to political discourse, Hétéronomonde, the first edition of the Tout-Monde Festival sets forth to confront such ideas specific to Antillean identity formation within the wider Caribbean region and in the world and, as such, pursues a double action of belonging and relating through an ongoing process of cultural construction.

Claire Tancons and Johanna Auguiac

Claire Tancons, Festival Curator

Claire Tancons is a curator and scholar invested in the discourse and practice of the postcolonial politics of production and exhibition. Recent curatorial highlights include En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award-winning traveling curatorial project (2014-present); Up Hill Down Hall, a BMW Tate Live commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (2014); Tide by Side, the opening ceremony of Faena Art’s Miami Beach district (2016) and etcetera: a civic ritual for Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse (2017).

Primarily a visual arts and performance art curator, Claire Tancons has recently begun to work as a music curator for the Origins Season of the National Sawdust in New York (2017-18). Tancons has also curated for established and emerging international biennials including Prospect New Orleans (2008); the Gwangju Biennale (2008); the Cape Town Biennial (2009); Biennale Bénin (2012) and the Göteborg Biennial (2013).

Claire Tancons is currently a curator for the upcoming Sharjah Biennial (SB14, 2019).

Johanna Auguiac-Célénice, Festival Curator

Johanna Auguiac-Célénice is an independent curator and director of the International Biennale of Contemporary Art (BIAC Martinique); founder of JM’Arts gallery (2002-2012) in Paris, she undertook concepts of protean exhibitions in which encounters, confrontations and correspondences between emerging and non-emerging artists were founding elements.

Through the editions of Martinique and Guadeloupe Nouvelle Vague, she set about discovering, against the tide of exotic clichés, contemporary art of the Caribbean & Americas for a better dissemination and recognition of research and potential in art. The annual exhibitions Les Faiseuses contributed to the reflection of the paradoxical myths and inequalities specific to women of the Caribbean diaspora.

Artistic advisor for Kréyol Factory, Grande Halle of La Villette (Paris 2009), she worked as a curator for festivals such as the Festival Les Météores (Scène Nationale l’Hippodrome de Douai), The Francophonies en Limousin, (France) among others; in the Caribbean, she commissioned Maditierra, (Cuba); Caribbean Clim’Art / COP 21, (Fort de France) and Turning Tide, with Tumelo Mosaka at the Memorial ACTe, (Guadeloupe).


A collective visual arts/photography exhibition curated by Johanna Auguiac & Claire Tancons, hosted until March 12th, 2018


Spotlight on Caribbean artists: Robert Charlotte, Kenny Sinnapah Mary, Julien Creuzet, Mirtho LInguet, Shirley Rufin, Adler Guerrier, Jillian Mayer and Loriel Beltran.


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