Vue de l'exposition "L'Eclat des ombres, l'art en noir et blanc des îles Salomon"
18 Nov 2014 01 Feb 2015

L’Éclat des ombres

Black-and-white art from the Solomon Islands

Composed of 12 main islands (among 900 in total), the Solomon archipelago is constituted of many groups which demonstrate a wide variety of cultural trends. Several emblematic artefacts have been discovered, including war canoe figureheads, reliquaries, feather coins and weapons.

About the exhibition

When observing the island's traditional artefacts, even the uninitiated visitor can perceive the visual effects shared by the Solomon archipelago, such as the polished shells transformed into personal ornaments and coins, the contrasts between the bright surface of the mother-of-pearl, the shiny surface of the coral and the dark wood covered in resin or charcoal.

These visual contrasts refer to a large number of cultural references and constitute the common thread that runs through the exhibition. The exhibition examines the western and eastern provinces and the Polynesian enclaves and presents the way in which the objects' technical and visual characteristics express the relationships between humans and between humans and supernatural beings.

  • Curators

    • Magali Mélandri, Head of the Oceania collections at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

    Scientific advisor

    • Sandra Revolon, ethnologist, Université Aix-Marseille – CREDO
  • Place:   Mezzanine est
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 18 November 2014 at Sunday 01 February 2015
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions
  • Permanent Collections
    Full price:  10,00 €
    Reduce rate:  7,00 €

    Twin ticket
    Full price:  12,00 €
    Reduce rate:  9,00 €

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Vue de l'exposition "L'Eclat des ombres, l'art en noir et blanc des îles Salomon"
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L'Éclat des ombres, L’Art en noir et blanc des Îles Salomon | Bande-annonce de l'exposition
Exposition "L'Éclat des ombres, L’Art en noir et blanc des Îles Salomon" au musée du quai Branly, du mardi 18 novembre 2014 au dimanche 1er février 2015. Pour en savoir plus :
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