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Indian Spring at Musée du Quai Branly

Indian Spring at Musée du Quai Branly

As the Exhibition Other Masters of India opens at Musée du Quai Branly from March 30th- July 18th, 2010 there are a host of exhibition and India related activities at the Musuem. The exhibition is fruit of the labour of Dr. Jyotindra Jain, anthropologist, art historian and chief curator who, along with Jean-Pierre Mohen, pre-historian and heritage conservator, have worked for more than four years to bring out this project.

Internationally renowned artist Jivya Soma Mashe, of Warli from the Indian state of Maharastra, will be the in-house artist. A meeting with him, guided by Vikash Harish, art historian and the scientific advisor for the exhibition, is proposed to get to know the artist better. Artists Mohal Lal and Sundari Bai will also be available till 1st April to interact with the public.


Vikas will also conduct the conference Surguja- where walls tell the stories to take the audience for an inside look at the artists of Surguja village from the India state of Chattisgarh. During both these conferences,videos and extracts of film 'India- on the discovery of Adlivasis' by Gilles Moisset will be screened.


MQB- Atures Maitres de l'Inde


cheval © Aditya Arya.
Courtesy MQB

A cycle of films from India will also be screened. Get details.


Catalog 'Autres Mâitres de l'Inde' of exhibition is also available at the Museum. It is a co-edition of the museum with Somogy Editions d'Art. Richly illustrated with around 95 illustrations in 160 pages, the catalog is available for 29€. The art magazine 'Beaux Arts' will publish an out of series issue (52 pages - 8€) on the occasion of this exhibition.


Two conferences, presented by Christine Iturbide, researcher in contemporary art, will be held on the subject of 'Emerging Indian contemporary art and challenges' Part 1 and 2 sessions.


Artist-photographer Ianna Andréadis took inspiration from the statue of Goddess Manasa exhibited at the museum, to take a journey to India to discover the Indian legends. The result is the book Manasa- The legends of India snakes* that she will present, along with editor Gita Wolf. The book is a co-edition of Musée du quai Branly and Tara Books (India). It is available for 14,90 € in a handy format of format 17 x 17 cm and has about 25 illustrations. The binding is hard cover and the printing is done with traditional silk screen. *EAN: 9782 357440 10 4

For live shows, Flute virtuoso Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Vocalists duo Rajan and Sajan Mishra will give concerts. Three shows of Natya- Sacred dances of Assam and Orissa will take the spectators to the world of dancing monks of Manjuli (Assam) and Gotipuas of the Raghurajput Heritage Village (Orissa) .


Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
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