Total Corporate Foundation
the exhibitions "Présence africaine", "Artists of Abomey", "the Congo River" and "Dogon"
The Total Corporate Foundation, carried by the international dimension of the Total Group, is a great patron of the arts. It seeks to help cultures develop and to share their beauty and meaning with the largest possible audience and particularly with children and young people. The support it provides to contemporary creativity focuses especially on artistic initiatives within emerging countries. It is convinced that access to culture is a key vector of social cohesion and education and as such supports numerous initiatives, particularly those aimed at promoting culture for all and young people.
Since 2008, the Total Corporate Foundation has supported the musée du quai Branly's projects and exhibits, focusing particularly on those that promote the arts and traditions of the countries in which the Total Group is present.
The Total Corporate Foundation is a partner of the artistic creation projects at the musée du quai Branly.
The Total Corporate Foundation has committed its help to the musée du quai Branly in implementing these projects for a period of three years.
Renewed every year, this program enables contemporary non-European artists to propose creation projects based on their own perception.
The selected artists are then invited to showcase their works at the musée du quai Branly in Paris.
The winners of the 2011 projects are:
- Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria)
- Joao Castilko (Brazil)
- Hak Kim (Cambodia)
The winners of the 2010 projects were:
- Roberto Caceres (Peru)
- Fiona Pardington (New Zealand)
- Cinthya Soto Calvo (Costa Rica) Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria)
The winners of the 2009 projects were:
- Pablo Bartholomew (India)
- Wayne Liu (Taiwan / United States)
The winners of the 2008 projects were:
- Lourdes Grobet (Mexico)
- Sammy Baloji (the Democratic Republic of Congo)
- Wu Qi (China)
Through its partnership with the musée du quai Branly, the Total Corporate Foundation intends to reinforce its action in the cultural domain in favor of the cultures of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
For more information: www.quaibranly.fr/en/actualites/photoquais-residencies.html