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Regards sur les arts autochtones d’Amérique du Nord (1950-2010)

December 04th, 2010

sans titre, 1999, acrylique sur toile, 76,2x101,6 cm, Collection de Robert Davidson - Photo Robert Keziere
sans titre, 1999, acrylique sur toile, 76,2x101,6 cm, Collection de Robert Davidson - Photo Robert Keziere

Musée Branly, Paris, Salle de Cinéma, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 The Société des Amis du Musée du Quai Branly is organizing a one-day conference featuring lectures on North American aboriginal art by several eminent researchers and specialists, including Joëlle Rostkowski, Anne-Christine Taylor, Gwenaële Guigon, Nelcya Delanoë and Marie Mauzé.

This conference, dedicated to North Amerindian and Inuit art, sets out to give a comprehensive overview of aboriginal creativity in North America and look at its sources of inspiration, modes of expression and the exhibition spaces made available to the artists of today. For the first time, the Société des Amis du Musée du Quai Branly has invited several specialists to lecture on the emergence and development of original artistic movements in the United States – including Alaska – and Canada – including the Arctic.

The invited researchers will base their lectures on their knowledge of the field and their work focussing on a particular cultural area, while bringing to light the reciprocal influences and the most significant global trends in this cultural and artistic revival, which is part of a wider affirmation of identity. Note in particular: at 11:45 a.m., Nelcya Delanoë (historian, writer, researcher, professor emeritus at Université Paris-X) will give a lecture on modernist aboriginal artists in Canada, Sentinelles et éclaireurs, ou de quelques artistes autochtones modernistes du Canada; at 2 p.m., Marie Mauzé (anthropologist and director of research at the CNRS, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale – Collège de France) will give a lecture on the art of the Northwest Coast, L’art de la côte Nord-Ouest : du néo-traditionalisme au post-modernisme.

The one-day conference will take place in the cinema of the Musée du Quai Branly on Saturday, December 4.

Admission is 25 euros and 15 euros for friends of the museum.

 Société des Amis du Musée du Quai Branly

Tel: +33 1 56 61 52 69

Fax: +33 1 56 61 71 36