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16 April

conférenciers

Deux conférenciers sont présents, de 14h à 18h, pour vous présenter l'exposition et répondre à vos questions :
- tous les jours d'ouverture pendant les vacances de Noël, du samedi 20 décembre au dimanche 4 janvier 2009
- tous les week-end jusqu'à la fin de l'exposition, le dimanche 11 janvier 2009

 

Upside Down - The Arctic Regions

September 30, 2008 – January 11, 2009

Temporary exhibit in the Garden Gallery

Curator: Edmund Carpenter

Artistic Director: Doug Wheeler 

Conceived by Edmund Carpenter, cinematographer and specialist in Canadian and Siberian Arctic anthropology, this exhibit offers the visitor a novel experience: the discovery, for the first time in Europe, of the totality of Eskimo arts. It invites one to take a voyage around the entire icecap, from Siberia to Alaska, where the civilizations (Evenk, Dorset, Kushkokwin, etc.) are just so many points of reference. Doug Wheeler, an American artist who was a  pioneer in the “Light and Space” movement, was responsible for the artistic direction and design of the exhibition. He conceived the scenography with the architect Jean de Gastines, as a course that runs through white landscapes, with no orthogonality, from the North Pole.

The curator and artistic director opted to not offer any commentary for visitors during the course of the Upside Down –  Arctic exhibit. A brochure will be supplied, for free. It contains a map that looks like it was created with freehand drawings and which summarizes one’s trajectory inside of the exhibit’s Arctic space. This mini-guide will act as the guide for to carrying out this adventure throughout this ice-covered land…

As one leaves the exhibit, they will see a single sign that will show a list of loaners, as well as credits for those who created the production. Any needed information will be supplied by the catalogue, which can be consulted upon exiting the exhibit, at a point separate from the bookstore, in the Garden Gallery.

 

 

Masque tomanik (faiseur de vent) © National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Masque tomanik (faiseur de vent) © National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Effigie de grand morse © Rock Foundation New York, photo David Heald
Effigie de grand morse © Rock Foundation New York, photo David Heald
Masque animal/visage blanc © National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Masque animal/visage blanc © National Museum of the American Indian, New York