around the Masters of Chaos exhibition

guided tours of the exhibition

masque de Bali © musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain
Bali mask © musée du quai Branly, photograph Claude Germain

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

CALENDAR FROM 14th APRIL

  • Saturdays at 3:00 pm
  • Special visits for handicapped visitors

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Narrated tours of the exhibition

Discover the exhibition in the company of a story-teller. Their tales reveal the secrets of the seers, shamans and magicians.

Duration: 1 hour

for children from 6 years of age

calendar

  • Sundays 13th, 20th and 27th May at 11:30 am
  • Sundays 10th, 17th and 24th June at 11:30 am

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the exhibition on the social networks

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, we invite you to share your experience of the exhibition on Twitter with hashtag  #desordre. You can also find our web series relating to the exhibition on Dailymotion.

 

Découvrez la websérie "Les Maîtres du désordre", qui présente les commissaires, la scénographie et des interviews de quatre des artistes exposés sur Dailymotion.

audioguide tours: 3 options

Listen to the curator, Jean de Loisy, talking about the exhibition, discover the history of some of the masters of chaos as related by story-tellers and dream in front of the contemporary art works in the company of Annette Messager…
 
available in French and English

  • at the museum's audioguide counter (€5 for one person, €2 per additional person)
  • as an iPhone app  (€2.99), downloadable from the App Store

exhibition catalogue

couverture du catalogue

The catalogue gives pride of place to the spoken accounts of the characters who play a fundamental role within the symbolic world (shamans, intercessors etc.) and – unique to the notion of chaos – to the artists whose works are presented in the exhibition.

The Masters of Chaos, under the direction of Jean de Loisy and Bertrand Hell, 24.5 x 29.5 cm, 456 pages, bound, €50, Co-edition musée du quai Branly – RMN-GP.

See the catalogue on the RMN-GP online shop

 

For teachers and their classes

The educational packs provide a link between the visits to the temporary exhibitions and the work done in class with the teacher. They introduce and describe the exhibition theme and suggest study themes and classroom activites related to the works on exhibition and the students' curriculum. 

EDUCATIONAL PACK

Download: Masters of Chaos

cinema series

"Les Dieux ne meurent jamais" © photo Jonathan Watts
"Les Dieux ne meurent jamais" © photograph Jonathan Watts

 

FROM FRIDAY 11th TO SATURDAY 20th MAY 2012

In connection with the exhibition, the museum invites you to a series of screenings and encounters with the directors of the Shaman-Tree films presented during the exhibition. This series presents a commentary of the filming and the screening of the Rushes, thereby providing an in-depth analysis of the directors' approaches and the stories of the shamans and participants they filmed. 

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Trances and Chaos event

When music and dance lead to trance... The Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre presents the Vishnuite Indian ritual of Sankirtana, and a Sufi ceremony from a village in Upper Egypt.

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Dates

from 8th to 17th June 2012

EVENT PRICES


- full rate: 15 €

- reduced rate: €10  

 

conference series

To accompany the Masters of Chaos, exhibition, three exceptional encounters are planned relating to shamanism and shamanistic practices.

 

Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre

Free access, subject to the number of available places

Bernard Saladin d'Anglure et Françoise Morin © DR
© DR

 

ENCOUNTER WITH BERNARD SALADIN D'ANGLURE, SPECIALIST IN THE INUIT OF THE CANADIAN ARCTIC, AND FRANÇOISE MORIN, SPECIALIST IN THE SHIPIBO-KONIBO PEOPLE OF THE PERUVIAN AMAZON

Friday 27th April 2012 at 6:30 pm

From foetus to shaman, the construction of relationships with the invisible world and its effects on the social relationships between humans

Having pursued similar careers as young researchers, one in the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie sociale de Claude Lévi-Strauss, the other in the Centre de recherche en psychiatrie sociale de Roger Bastide, these two anthropologists have decided to work together alongisde the Université Laval (Canada), on a joint ethnographic research project within their respective terrains. Part of their research is also carried out in North East Siberia, a major historical centre dedicated to shamanism. This multisite ethnographic approach employs the same methodology and has enabled the research team to identify several common trends.

Bernard Saladin d'Anglure. Research Associate at the CNRS, he directed the Anthropology department at Université Laval, and has taught for thirty years at this university, where he has become an emeritus professor. Awarded the "Prix de la recherche scientifique sur le Nord" (Canada), he and certain of his colleagues launched the Inuit and Circumpolar Studies Group in Quebec, which has since become the Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research. He also established the international journal of Inuit studies, <span>Études Inuit Studies</span>, together with the biennial international Inuit Studies Conference, the 18th edition of which will take place in October 2012 at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington). He is an associate member of the DIALOG network (INRS, Montreal).

Françoise Morin has occupied posts as associate professor in ethnology at Université Toulouse-le-Mirail, and as professor in ethnology at Université Lyon 2, where she is currently an emeritus professor. Since 1990, she has also been associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Université Laval (Quebec). She is vice president of the Groupe international de Travail pour les Peuples Autochtones, which she contributed to creating, and an associate researcher within the DIALOG network (INRS, Montreal) dedicated to aboriginal issues, and at the Université Laval Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research.

 

LISTEN TO THE CONFERENCE

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ENCOUNTER WITH BERTRAND HELL, ANTHROPOLOGIST AND EDOUARD COLLOT, PSYCHIATRIST-PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Friday 18th May 2012 at 6:30 pm

Staging the illness to cure it:  considerations on shamanic healing, therapeutic performances, psychotherapies and creation as a therapeutic procedure

Born in 1953, Bertrand Hell is a French anthropologist who specialises in shamanism and possession. He is Professor of Ethnology at the University of Franche-Comté and a research fellow of the Centre d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires des Faits Religieux at the EHESS.

His research is positioned at the crossroads between religious anthropology and the anthropology of disease, and deals with the symbolic effectiveness of cults and rituals linked to spirits. He is renowned for his long-term research in Morocco (in particular with the Gnawa brotherhood) and in Mayotte. Eager to work within an anthropological perspective, he has also carried out fieldwork in Brazil, Marrakech, Mongolia, Haiti and, more recently, with the Navajo people. In particular, he is the author of "Possession et chamanisme." Les maîtres du désordre (Possession and shamanism. The Masters of Chaos)  (Paris, Flammarion, 1999),"Le Tourbillon des génies. Au Maroc avec les Gnawa" (The Whirlwind of the Genies. In Morocco with the Gnawa) (Paris, Flammarion, 2002) and of "Soigner les Âmes. L’Invisible dans la médecine et dans la cure chamanique" (Soul Healing. The Invisible in Medicine and in Shamanic Healing), (with Collot, E., Paris, Dunod, 2011).

Édouard Collot is a psychiatrist in  Paris, Manager of the Hypnotherapy Unit of the Institut Paul Sivadon (Association l'Elan Retrouvé), President of the GEAMH (Group for the Study and Medical Applications of Hypnosis) and Medical Officer at the IFH (French Hypnosis Institute).

 

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(c) Edgard Strigler

 

ENCOUNTER WITH SAM BEGAY, NAVAJO MEDICINE MAN AND AILEEN BEGAY, DIAGNOSTICIAN

Friday 25th May 2012 at 6:30 pm

Order and chaos in Navajo thought 

An encounter hosted by Marie-Claud Stigler, specialist in the Indian nations of North America.

Sam Begay is a Navajo medicine man who lives at the heart of the Reservation, at Fort Defiance. This 75 year old, a member of the Big Water clan is one of the founders of the Medicine Man Association and is still much sought-after to carry out healing rituals. He specialises in the Way of the Enemy. This ritual enables warriors returning from battle to rediscover balance and harmony. It underwent a significant renewal during the Vietnam war, and is often practised on Navajo returning from Iraq. Sam Begay also practises the Way of the Night, a ceremony that lasts 9 days and 9 nights to remedy evils inflicted by Sacred Beings (paralysis, deafness, blindness). It re-establishes favourable conditions for a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Finally, he is a Sage who is listened to and respected in his community.

His wife, Aileen Begay, belongs to the Black Sheep clan. She is a diagnostician and uses hand trembling to determine the origin of a disorder.

Marie-Claude Feltes-Strigler is honorary associate professor at Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne nouvelle. Following numerous visits to the Navajo Reservation, she has published several works on the Navajo, but also on other Amerindian tribes. As an expert, she participates in the work of the GITPA (Groupe international de Travail pour les Peuples Autochtones).

 

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ENCOUNTER AND SIGNING WITH SAM BEGAY AND MARIE-CLAUDE FELTES-STRIGLER

Saturday 26th May 2012 at 7:00 pm

Jacques Kerchache reading room

Encounter and signature with Sam Begay and Marie-Claude Feltes-Strigler for the book Moi, Sam Begay, homme médecine Navajo

Reading Room Encounters

The Jacques Kerchache Reading Room offers a series of encounters relating to the exhibition, free of access, subject to the number of available places.

see the calendar of encounters

BEFORE EVENT The Masters of Chaos, 20th April from 7:00 pm to 11.00 pm

free access, subject to the number of available places

The BEFORE event develops the themes presented in the exhibition through the use of music, video, dance or magic.

Programme of events:

  • a tour of the exhibition
  • a concert by  I Apologize
  • a concert film by New Crium Délirium Erratum Coyote Circus
  • performances by Gaël Segalen & Aki Onda, by Julien Ottavi and d’Abdul Alafrez
  • an audiovisual mix by Vidéosampleur
  • the interactive installation Pupp’art by Mosquito and
  • interventions by the Corps Collectif and Nueva Generacion.

more about the BEFORE event