edited by Serge Gruzinski
To Mix ot not to mix?
It is to dwell on the notion of miscegenation, topical if any, by confronting the reader to a series of oppositions common, calling into question the strong taste of the West for dualism: Classical / ethnic, antique / classic, original / first, folk / colonial, exotic / Typical ...
Open exhibition and publication on issues related to the idea of mixing that lead almost without transition, to an exploration of memory. These elements suggest to think logically about how to be "manufactured" objects mixed with it is often difficult to define the contours. They could be defined as the expression of a human creation that arose at the confluence of the Worlds and European companies in Asia, Africa and America. They are at the heart of a story that is played worldwide since the fifteenth century to the present.
After several steps that will reveal many little-known works, the course ends with an imaginary encounter with the contemporary Métis, particularly through Hollywood and Asian cinema.
184 pages 24 x 26 cm
About 150 illustrations
Retail price: 45 €
Co-published Branly / Actes Sud
Serge Gruzinski is a historian, director of research at CNRS and director of studies at EHESS, he is the author of several books founders. After devoting a book to the war of images that had delivered the Spaniards and Mexican Indians in the first centuries of colonization (Images of War - Christopher Columbus "Blade Runner" (1492-2019), Fayard, 1990 ), he signed in 1995, a test widely developed: The Mestizo Mind. It is also the author of The Eagle and the Sibyl, Indian Murals of Mexico, published by Actes Sud / Imprimerie Nationale.
Metis planet: to mix or not to mix
March 18, 2008 to July 19, 2009
exhibition poster Metis
Interbreeding, colonization, globalization, the "clash of civilizations" ...
Realizing the contact of peoples and traditions of coexistence of mixed identities, the notion of mixing reflects a way of conceiving the relations between different cultures. Exposure Planet Métissesouhaite stimulate the imagination of visitors as part of a journey that makes the objects interact with each other, the fifteenth century to the present. It analyzes the impact of European expansion, mainly Iberian on other civilizations and influences between East and West in the wake of major expansions, including Chinese and Muslim. This exhibition of objects and arts showcases the richness of artistic production from the interbreeding of ways of doing and believing, creating and designing.
around the exhibition
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Catalogue Planet Metis
edited by Serge Gruzinski - 224 p - coedition Branly and Actes Sud - 45 €. For more information on the catalog, click here
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With the audio guide "Planet Metisse," Serge Gruzinski, curator of the exhibition, Alessandra Russo, historian and assistant commissioner, and Boris Jeanne, historian, guide you along the route of exposure.
Paris, racially diverse city
A day of discovery devoted to interbreeding: after visiting the exhibition, discover Paris's Chinatown ...
Learn more about the course and rates of Paris, racially diverse city ...
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film cycle at the reading room Jacques Kerchache cities Métis
the last Saturday of the month at 16h - go free and available without a reservation within the limits of available places
details on programming cycle cinema cities Métis
November 2008 records: Métissages film cycle of the image, blending the look ...
cinema of the Musée du Quai Branly
14 sessions open access, subject to availability
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Commissioner Serge Gruzinski
International specialist of the New World, Serge Gruzinski has already worked with the Musée du Quai Branly. In 2004 he was scientific director of the conference, "Experience Metisse," which proposed to compare different perspectives on the issue of miscegenation in the civilizations of the world.
Serge Gruzinski is a historian, director of research at CNRS and director of studies at EHESS, he is the author of several books founders.
After devoting a book to the war of images that had delivered the Spaniards and Mexican Indians in the first centuries of colonization (Images of War - Christopher Columbus "Blade Runner" (1492-2019), Fayard, 1990 ), he signed in 1995, a test is especially devoted to the "Mestizo Mind."