[2019] Océanie - musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac [Paris]

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[2019] Océanie - musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac [Paris]

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Océanie - musée du quai Branly


Note This poster is from the Royal Academy/

A journey across the Pacific to discover the island cultures and peoples of Oceania. From New-Guinea to Easter Island, from Hawaii to New Zealand, nearly 200 works provide an overview of the art of a continent, passing on both traditions and contemporary challenges.

Not a single exhibition anywhere in the world has encompassed the cultures of Oceania in their entirety for thirty-five years. Oceania pays homage - two hundred and fifty years after the first voyage of James Cook in the Pacific - to the artistic creations of a continent composed of 25,000 islands. In bringing together 170 works from public and private collections, featuring several masterpieces that have never previously been Artwork to the general public, the exhibition charts the history, from Antiquity to the contemporary era, of a corpus of art that serves as a custodian of traditions and identities that have been shaken by trade, colonisation and forced evangelism.

Across this vast, scattered territory, in which each archipelago, island and land has managed to preserve its own unique characteristics, artists nonetheless share universal questions, issues and reflections.

Featuring painstakingly sculpted canoes, jade ornaments, ritual figures and contemporary videos and installations, Oceania reveals how tradition and ancestral memory coexist with the visionary and sometimes critical perspective that these artists have of their society and the rest of the world.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, with the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris, and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology of Cambridge.

Pr. Nicholas Thomas, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Dr. Peter Brunt, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Dr. Adrian Locke, Senior Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
Stéphanie Leclerc Caffarel, Head of Oceania collections, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

From Tuesday 12 March 2019 to Sunday 07 July 2019

This appears to be the same exhibition that was organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London from 29 September — 10 December 2018

There is an exhibition catalog:

For English:

Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts (25 Oct. 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781910350492
ISBN-13: 978-1910350492
ASIN: 1910350494


For French:

Will be added later

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