PAPOU

Papuan, Oceanian tribal art

Exhibition in Montauban
  • In collaboration with David and Amélie Godreuil.
    Opening Thursday July 4 from 7 p.m.

  • Oceanian art is a living art. It is not just old and extinct, confined to museums, auction rooms or prestigious galleries.
    Our in-depth knowledge of places, people, realities and difficulties on the ground is an asset in explaining what precisely these objects are and describing their environment, the past or current context of their manufacture and use. During our annual expeditions, we collect rare and old objects, but also more recent pieces which have been used in rites or uses still in...
    Oceanian art is a living art. It is not just old and extinct, confined to museums, auction rooms or prestigious galleries.
    Our in-depth knowledge of places, people, realities and difficulties on the ground is an asset in explaining what precisely these objects are and describing their environment, the past or current context of their manufacture and use. During our annual expeditions, we collect rare and old objects, but also more recent pieces which have been used in rites or uses still in progress. These acquisitions are possible because of the often temporary nature that Melanesian populations have always attributed to them. When a common or ritual object has been used, it is today preserved and sold instead of being abandoned or burned. This practice based on exchange and trust also involves acquiring some more artisanal objects which provide substantial income for the villages.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Schedules
Schedules
  • From July 4, 2024 until September 14, 2024
    Closed On Monday , On Sunday
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