Monday, September 10, 2012

Cheveux Cheris: Frivolités et Trophées

An exhibition entitled Cheveux Cheris. Frivolités et Trophées (Cherished Hair. Frivolities and Trophies), conceived by Yves Le Fur, who has already organized a number of exhibitions that combine Western paintings and photographs with tribal works, opens at the Musée du Quai Branly on September 18. On view until July 2013, it addresses hair from a wide variety of human perspectives, from its use in the manufacture of objects to its preservation as a relic and a mnemonic device. Tribal works from South America, Polynesia, and elsewhere will comprise a significant portion of the objects on display.

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Mask  -  Kanak, New Caledonia
Necklace  -  Polynesia
Shrunken head, tsantsa  -  Brazil

Information and images courtesy of the Musée du Quai Branly

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