Spotlight on contemporary creation. Who is gazing. Musée du quai Branly

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.

Photography, video, installation: for the first time, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Paris is dedicating a major exhibition within its walls to contemporary images, to contemporary creation 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. AminMario Garcia Torres) and the rewriting of political and historical narratives (The Indian Project: Rebuilding History du mexicain Yoshua Okon).

Kate Zaniewska

until Nov 1, 2020

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