Above: the new Espace Aime Cesaire
By the Caribbean Journal staff
It’s already named for him, but Martinique’s international airport now has a permanent tribute to the legendary poet, thinker and politician, Aime Cesaire.
The Espace Aime Cesaire includes a large bust of Cesaire sculpted by artist Julien Ponceau, a longtime friend of Cesaire.
Catherine Conconne, first vice president of Region Martinique, inaugurated the exhibition space this week.
It will become a permanent exhibition space, aimed at featuring works by local artists, according to the government.
This year is the 100th anniversary of Cesaire’s birth, and Martinique is making it a year-long celebration of his life.
Martinique named the airport after Cesaire in 2007.