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

30th September 2008 – 11th January 2009

Temporary exhibition 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 exhibition offers the visitor a novel experience: the discovery, for the first time in Europe, of the totality of Eskimo arts. It invites us to take a voyage around the entire icecap - from Siberia to Alaska - and is subdivided into different sections according to the numerous civilizations (Evenk, Dorset, Kushkokwin, etc.). 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, who used the curving walls of Jean Nouvel's gallery to create a white, North Pole landscape, devoid of orthogonal lines.

The curator and artistic director decided against providing the visitor with commentaries within the Upside Down –  Arctic exhibition. Instead, a complementary brochure will be supplied. It contains a map that looks like it was created with freehand drawings and which summarizes the visitor's journey inside the exhibition’s Arctic space. As such, it will function as a mini-guide for the visitor's ice-covered adventure…

A panel at the end of the exhibition will provide a list of lenders and credits. Any necessary information will be supplied by the catalogue, which can be consulted upon exiting the exhibition in the Garden Gallery. This catalogue consultation area is separate from the bookstore.

 

 

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