Photography, videos, installations – connected yet disparate art forms. Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is bringing them all together under one exciting exhibition that delves into the links between various visual media from a diversity of perspectives.
Who is gazing? presents 26 non-European artists from a variety of backgrounds. Young and emerging talents across the spectrum of visual art will explore all the different ways of seeing... well, different ways of seeing – which will, in turn, tell us about our relationship to the self and the world around us.
The works allude to our relationship to images, our perception of the world, and representations of the self (The Black Photo Album / Look at me: 1880-1950 by South African-born Santu Mofokeng), of landscapes and territories (works by Carlos Garaicoa, Heba Y. Amin, Mario Garcia Torres), and the rewriting of political and historical narratives (The Indian Project: Rebuilding History du mexicain Yoshua Okon).
In the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is full of masks, musical instruments, weapons, ceremonial artifacts, paintings, tapestries and more. Outside the building is quite a sight to behold. Inside, discover art and artifacts from civilizations around the world.
From Vancouver to Vanuatu and Uluru to Uganda, the collection here brilliantly illustrates the richness of global cultural diversity. Foregoing the more well-known and studied European civilizations, the permanent collection at Musée du quai Branly spans Oceania, Asia, Africa and the America, and stretches all the way back to the Neolithic period.
Outside, the exterior of Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac features a vertical garden, enormous multicolored blocks, and a series of towers that look like the inside of a radiator. Step inside to find thousands of art and artifacts that will transport you around the globe.
Peculiar architecture and astonishing anthropological artifacts, the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is a haven for curious minds.
As French President Jacques Chirac said at the dedication: "May the visitors who pass through the doors of the Musée du quai Branly be filled with emotion and wonderment."
The café in the gardens is a great spot to view the Eiffel Tower in relative peace. And the restaurant on the terrace of the museum is a special spot for a memorable night out in Paris.
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