Madagascar the big island art

par Philippe  -  3 Janvier 2019, 21:16

Madagascar the big island art

Exhibition from September 18, 2018 to January 1rst, 2019 at the Quai Branly Museum, 37 Quai Branly, 75.007 Paris, open thursday, Wedenesday, sunday from 11am to 7pm, and Tuesday, Saturday from 11am to 9pm, closed Monday, phone : 01.56.61.70.00, ticket full price : 10 €.

 

Since the 1946 exhibition at the Musée de l'homme the art from Madagascar has never been exhibited. The 1946 exhibition spoke about ethonlogy but the 2018 / 2019 exhibition involve itself deeply with the visible and the unvisible. This way of making can be a big surprise but everybody must understand that the Madagascar island has stayed isolated for a long time before the coming of Portuguese in the beginning of the 1500's. Before the portuguese the indonesians have arrived after a long trip toward the ocean leaving definitively their wn family and the asian influence can be find in house building and wardrobes. The Madagascar artists use the environement (wood, nature, ...) for making. Sculpted wood play an important part with masks who tribute the ancestors, keep the traditions and protect families. At the end of the 19th century the photography becomes to be the hobby of the europeans. The first french who go in Madagascar arrive with their cameras and began to shoot the religious ceremonies and rites.

Sculpted wood

Sculpted wood

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