Quai Branly Tokyo “Wild Eyes – Creative Thinking Directed Toward Personification”

Intermediatheque

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[Image: © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Claude Germain]

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This sixth installation in the Quai Branly Tokyo series consists of anthropomorphic wooden sculptures from Nigeria.

About Quai Branly Tokyo:
Opportunities to experience the startling diversity of the bold and enigmatic forms produced by civilizations throughout the world are rare in Japan. This thematic presentation of masterpieces selected from the collections of the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in Paris, addressing the major preoccupations of humankind in resonance and in confrontation with the University of Tokyo collections, is the place for such encounters. This perennial embassy of a French national museum in the heart of Tokyo emanates from a cultural and scientific collaboration of a new kind between the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Intermediatheque: a selection of emblematic items from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas will be regularly exhibited to the Japanese public, prompting a conversion of our worldview. Resolutely working at the crossroads of all cultures, periods and domains, both institutions share a novel approach to interdisciplinary museum activities.

Organized by The University Museum, The University of Tokyo (UMUT) + Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
With the support of Mr. Christian Polak + K.K. SERIC

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from January 23, 2018 to April 14, 2019

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