Vue de l'exposition "Rouge Kwoma"
14 Oct 2008 04 Jan 2009

Red Kwoma

Mythical paintings from New Guinea

This exhibition presents the paintings of three contemporary artists from New Guinea (East Sepik province): Kowspi Marek, Chiphowka Kowspi and Agatoak Kowspi.

About the exhibition

Via the founding myth of the Kwoma people, the exhibition tells the story of how men came from the earth thanks to a boar which returned covered in red earth.

The visitor will be presented with the myth as a way of making sense of the world.  Designed in collaboration with the artists and Kwoma communities, this exhibition shows how determined this culture is to have a future.

  • Categorie : Exhibitions
  • Curators 

    • Magali Mélandri, Head of the musée du quai Branly's Oceania Collection. A former student of the Ecole du Louvre, Paris I (archaeology of Oceania) and the EHESS, she teaches history of Pacific arts and cultures at the Ecole du Louvre. Since 2002, she has contributed to many exhibitions on Australian aboriginal art, Polynesian fabrics made from tree bark and the relics of Oceania.
    • Born in 1977, Maxime Rovere is a philosopher; he has accompanied the artistic project of Kowspi Marek and his sons since 2002. A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Ecole du Louvre, associate professor, doctor of philosophy, and Spinoza specialist, he taught at the ENS-LSH (Lyon) for four years. Closely involved with the Kwoma people, he holds clan responsibilities at the museum.
  • Place:   Galerie Jardin
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 14 October 2008 at Sunday 04 January 2009
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics