Made in Madagascar
The Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac is presenting a major exhibition, showcasing the arts of the island of Madagascar, entitled Madagascar, the Arts of the Big Island. It brings together 360 pieces chosen for their historical, aesthetic and ethnological interest and which as an ensemble trace the art history of Madagascar. The master works, emblematic pieces and rare documents offer the visitor a glimpse into the many facets of the art, history and culture of an island that remains largely unknown. Day to day objects like hair ornaments, protective amulets or funerary objects offer a look into everyday life. The show is divided into three sections with the first devoted to placing Madagascar within the context of space and time, for the island already in the 16th century was a cultural crossroads. The second and third sections take a look at, respectively, the art of the world of the living and the art of the world of the invisible and the dead. - P.V.
Showing through to January 1st 37 Quai Branly (7th), 01 56 61 70 00