Vue de l'exposition "La Fabrique des images"
16 Feb 2010 17 Jul 2011

The making of images

After Qu’est-ce qu’un corps ? and Planète métisse, the musée du quai Branly's 3rd major anthropology exhibition provides the public with the opportunity to discover the "making of images" throughout 5 continents. With 160 works and objects, the exhibition deciphers Humanity's major artistic and material productions in order to reveal what is not immediately seen in an image.

About the exhibition

The comprehension of images is based on 4 major iconological models created by Man. These models transcend all geographic or chronologic classifications - be it Africa, 15th and 16th century Europe, the Americas of the Indians from Amazonia or of the Inuits of Alaska, or the Aboriginals' Australia. The exhibition unravels these 4 models, which translate 4 major world views. They are: totemism, naturalism, animism and analogism.

With the making of images, the visitor discovers the different principles of decryption according to which civilizations see the world and account for the world.

The exhibition has been undertaken in partnership with the Musée du Louvre

  • Curator

    • Philippe Descola, anthropologist, director of studies at EHESS and professor at the Collège de France
  • Place:   Mezzanine ouest
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 16 February 2010 at Sunday 17 July 2011
  • 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