This exhibition aims to reveal the diversity and richness of the collection of paintings in the Heritage Unit for Historical and Contemporary Globalisation of the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.
Going beyond the historiographical angle, this collection can be viewed from a thematic perspective. The common source of inspiration for these pictorial works emanates from the non-European world. Faced with the strange and the unknown, the artists express sensations, emotions and varied points of view. Born of individual initiatives or commissioned, their creations form part of a cultural and political history. They oscillate between onirism and naturalism, fantasy and documentary, romanticism and colonial propaganda.
- Exhibition curator: Mrs Sarah Ligner, Curator and Head of the Heritage Unit for Historical and Contemporary Globalisation at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
- Number of works : 200
- Surface area required : 800m²
- Catalogue of the exhibition available (272 pages, Co-published by Skira Paris / musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Paris, 2018)
This exhibition has been presented at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac from January 30st 2018 to January 6th 2019.