Let your Hotel Louvre Marsollier take you back to the fascinating Musée du Quai Branly, where an innovative exhibition about Māori culture takes its first step out of New Zealand. Through sculpture, dress, sacred and profane artifacts, architectural reconstructions, photography, music and video, the Māori provide you with complex insights into their ancestral worldview and contemporary issues.
Organized around the notion of tino rangatiratanga – the will of the Māori for auto-determination and sovereignty, which has been legally accepted in the XIXth century – the exhibition expresses the strength, vivacity and relevance of Māori culture and lifestyle in modern New Zealand.
The Māori’s continuing fight for humans and the environment to protect and complement each other, expressed through unyielding political action and powerful contemporary art, as well as their distinctive interpretation of life and society will surely echo through your own thoughts and soul long after leaving the museum…
Māori, leurs trésors ont une âme at the Musée du Quai Branly. From October 4th, 2011 to January 22nd, 2012.
All information at: www.quaibranly.fr (in English)