Voodoo flag © Musée du quai Branly photo Patrick Gries
Statuette of hunter © Musée du quai Branly photo Patrick Gries
Plan of Cuanhtinchan © Bibliothèque nationale de France

Planète métisse : to mix or not to mix

March 18th 2008 – July 19th 2009

Crossing of cultures, colonisation, globalisation, "shock of civilisations"...

The idea of métissage takes account of the contact between peoples and traditions, of the coexistence of mixed identities, and reflects ways of bridging the gaps between different cultures. The Planète métisse exhibition aims to stimulate the visitor's imagination by juxtaposing objects along the way, from the 15th century to the present day. It analyses the repercussions of European, mainly Iberian, expansion on the other civilisations and the exchange of influences between East and West in the wake of the great expansions, notably the Chinese and Muslim. This exhibition of cross cultural objects and arts highlights the richness of artistic productions stemming from the blending of ways of doing and believing, of creating and designing. 

around exhibition

Exhibition site

Cliquez ici pour voir le site internet de l'exposition


Catalogue : Planète métisse

under the direction of Serge Gruzinski - 224 p – co-published by the Musée du quai Branly and Actes Sud - 45 €

Exhibition guide - 16 p - 3 €

Booked guided tours of the exhibition and audioguide tours

Parcours audio guidé en anglais

curator: Serge Gruzinski

More information

The internet website presenting the work of Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala is featured inside the exhibition courtesy of the Royal and National Library of Danemark and its curator, Pr. Rolena Adorno (University of Yale).

Click here to see it.

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