Made in Mada­gas­car

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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

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