Sepik

Arts in Papua New Guinea

27 Oct2015 07 Feb2016

This exhibition presents a collection of 230 sculptures linked to the Sepik Valley, a large swampland in the north of Papua New Guinea. Since the first millennium B.C. this area has sheltered peoples who live on the banks of or in areas close to the Sepik River and its tributaries.

About the exhibition

The exhibition gradually unveils a major figure common to all cultures of the “lower” and “middle” Sepik: the founding ancestor(s). In Sepik societies, the figure of the ancestor does not immediately show itself. Instead it is gradually understood in all its complexity. The exhibition trail allows visitors to apprehend the multiple variants under which these ancestral figures manifest themselves, from their public forms to their “hidden” forms.

  • Categorie : Exhibitions
  • curator

    • Philippe Peltier, Head of the Oceania and Insulindia Heritage Unit at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

    Associate curator

    • Markus Schindlbeck, Head of the Oceania and Australia Collections at the Ethnological museum in Berlin

    Scientific advisor

    • Christian Kaufmann, Honorary Curator
  • Place:  Galerie Jardin
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 27 October 2015 at Sunday 07 February 2016
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday:  11:00 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday:  11:00 am-09:00 pm
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap visuel
    • LSF
    • Handicap mental
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   Visual disability, LSF (French Sign Language), Mental disability, Motor disability, All publics
  • Permanent Collections
    Full price:  10,00 €
    Reduce rate:  7,00 €

    Garden Gallery temporary exhibition ticket
    Full price:  10,00 €
    Reduce rate:  7,00 €

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Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Gautier Deblonde
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Affiche de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée"
Affiche de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée"

Pictures of the exhibition

  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Gautier Deblonde
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Gautier Deblonde
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Pierre Antoine
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Pierre Antoine
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Pierre Antoine
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Pierre Antoine
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Pierre Antoine
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Pierre Antoine
  • Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée" © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Pierre Antoine

Vue de l'exposition "Sepik, Arts de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée"

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Gautier Deblonde

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