great witnesses

The great adventurers of the spirit: artists and intellectuals; pioneers who know how to change worlds.

Born in Syria, a performing artist, Chérif Khaznadar ceaselessly wanders the planet to preserve its cultures.

Globally renowned anthropologist Maurice Godelier spent his youth with the Baruya in New Guinea, deriving from them a new conception of thought.

Born in Malaysia, the great Taiwanese film-maker Tsai Ming-Liang has won prizes in Venice, Berlin and Cannes, and is honouring us with a visit. 

We will also be hosting historian and medievalist Michel Pastoureau, a specialist in colours and a connoisseur of bestiaries.

Lilian Thuram will be closing the season: the former French international is a man of conviction, and will be talking about his battle with racism and discrimination.