Spotlight on contemporary creation. For the first time, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is inviting twenty-six artists from across the world to take part in a truly contemporary exhibition focusing on different relationships to photographic and filmed images.

About the exhibition

Photography, video, installation: for the first time, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is dedicating a major exhibition within its walls to contemporary images in all their forms. In the wake of its residency programme and surveys conducted over the last ten or so years, the exhibition presents twenty-six non-European artists from a variety of backgrounds, both young and emerging talents like Gosette Lubondo (DRC), Lek Kiatsirikajorn (Thailand) and José Luis Cuevas (Mexico), as well as numerous established artists, including Dinh Q. Lé (Vietnam), José-Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Dayanita Singh (India), Sammy Baloji (Democratic Republic of Congo), Rosangela Renno (Brazil) and Brook Andrew (Australia). The exhibition opens with the spectacular work by Cameroon-born artist Samuel Fosso, and continues with a fertile dialogue between pieces rarely seen in France. The works allude to the relationship to images, our perception of the world and representations of self (The Black Photo Album / Look at me: 1880-1950 by the South African Santu Mofokeng), of landscapes and territories (works by Carlos Garaicoa, Heba Y. Amin, Mario Garcia Torres) and the rewriting of political and historical narratives (The Indian Project: Rebuilding History du mexicain Yoshua Okon).

In accordance with government instructions, the museum is closed to the public from Saturday March 14, 2020 until further notice. The opening of the exhibition is therefore postponed.



  • Curator

    • Christine Barthe, Head of the Photographic Collections Heritage Unit at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris
  • Place:   Galerie Jardin
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 30 June 2020 at Sunday 01 November 2020
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap visuel
    • LSF
    • Handicap auditif (sans T)
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions
  • Museum ticket entrance
    Full price:  12,00 €
    Reduce rate:  9,00 €

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L'événement en images

  • Tirage photographique couleur C-print par agrandissement
Inv. 70.2011.27
  • Tirage jet-encre couleur
Inv. 70.2013.28.10
  • [Zones frontalières Gabarit pour creuser les tombes, Pomfret] N° inventaire : FNAC n° 2016-0421 Epreuve gélatino-argentique

Samuel Fosso, SIXSIXSIX (2015-2016). Installation de 666 tirages Polaroïd

© Courtesy J.M. Patras/Paris

Around the event

Guided tours, workshops, concerts, etc.
all activities organized as part of the event

Around the event