06 Feb 2024 10 Nov 2024

Myriam Mihindou

Ilimb, the essence of tears

An invitation to contemporary artist Myriam Mihindou to create an immersive work of sound, constructed in resonance with the museum’s collection of musical instruments.

Invited to return to the Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière gallery, Franco-Gabonese artist Myriam Mihindou presents an original installation celebrating Punu culture through the museum’s collections of musical instruments and sound archives. By working with ceramics, assembling objects, sculptures, shapes, materials and sounds and the resulting interactions with visitors, she offers a work that allows us to see, hear and feel her relationship with her culture.

Myriam Mihindou pays tribute to the Punu mourners, of whom she herself is one, true companions of souls who guide the deceased to the afterlife and the living through their mourning. She reinterprets an ancestral practice and the narratives and myths that accompany it. Through her multi-faceted, “total, performative, organic and corporeal” work, as she likes to call it, she highlights the cathartic virtue of these women’s songs and tears on the social and individual body.

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    Full price:  14,00 €
    Reduce rate:  11,00 €

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  • Duration:  15:42
  • Place:  Galerie Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière
  • TimeSlots:
    From Tuesday 06 February 2024 to Sunday 10 November 2024 from 03:00 to 23:00
  • Public: All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions

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