Paintings from afar

The musée du quai Branly — Jacques Chirac collection

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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.

View of the exhibition at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, 2018
© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Ana Drittanti

The exhibition in pictures

Paris, 2018

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Ana Drittanti