The museums in Paris are optimistic about being able to reopen soon, and the Quai Branly Museum, not far from our hotels, is preparing their new exhibition Africa Reborn, looking at African aesthetics in contemporary arts.
The past informs the present, art inspires art… but while the West has appreciated African art for its plays on form, it’s only recently that it has attempted to understand the inherent significations and symbols.
This new exhibition examines the links between 21st century creation and ancient African arts, mixing ORLAN and Basquiat with brand new creations that ask the question – to what extent are the ‘classic’ African arts present and active in contemporary creation?
Linked with the exhibition, the museum has a special Africa Reborn playlist for you to listen to during or after your visit…
— an online opening party that you can access via Culturebox (you may need a VPN) on Sunday 21st February at 9pm,
— an ‘ephemeral pop-up’ nighttime event on Thursday 15th April from 7-10pm,
— a special before event on Friday 11th June from 7pm-midnight,
— a downloadable PDF leaflt in English to help prepare your visit…
The exhibition catalogue is also available (256 pages, 42€ here at amazon.fr).