Composed of 12 main islands (among 900 in total), the Solomon archipelago is constituted of many groups which demonstrate a wide variety of cultural trends. Several emblematic artefacts have been discovered, including war canoe figureheads, reliquaries, feather coins and weapons.
About the exhibition
When observing the island's traditional artefacts, even the uninitiated visitor can perceive the visual effects shared by the Solomon archipelago, such as the polished shells transformed into personal ornaments and coins, the contrasts between the bright surface of the mother-of-pearl, the shiny surface of the coral and the dark wood covered in resin or charcoal.
These visual contrasts refer to a large number of cultural references and constitute the common thread that runs through the exhibition. The exhibition examines the western and eastern provinces and the Polynesian enclaves and presents the way in which the objects' technical and visual characteristics express the relationships between humans and between humans and supernatural beings.
- Categorie : Exhibitions
- Magali Mélandri, Head of the Oceania collections at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.
- Sandra Revolon, ethnologist, Université Aix-Marseille – CREDO
- Place: Mezzanine est
From Tuesday 18 November 2014 at Sunday 01 February 2015
Closed on mondayTuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 11:00 am-07:00 pmThursday, Friday: 11:00 am-09:00 pm
- Public: All publics
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