Terres de riz, the exhibition at Paris Musée Guimet

The National museum of Asian arts – or Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guime – dedicates an exhibition to rice cultivation, called “Terres de Riz”, displayed from June 6 to October 8, 2018. The opportunity to know more, through photography, about a produce “at the heart of a multitude of human activities”, from its cultivation to consumption.

Rice cultivation is given pride of place… From June 6 to October 8, 2018, Musée Guimet offers a photograph exhibition called “Terres de Riz”. A display making us dive into a plural subject “at the heart of a multitude of human activities” and paces the daily life of many inhabitants.

A rather rich collection of photographs held by the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet in Paris about rice and the plantations from the past century. Consumption, transformation, harvest… step by step, we follow this them that created for several centuries “the identity of Asian peoples”. A photograph exhibition completed by the presentation of some items such as china and even a raincoat.

The goal? Enabling visitors to better “approach this ten-century old cereal, Asian cuisine’s staple food remaining the most eaten food in the world, a symbol of luck”, while encouraging to admire “scenes of daily life as well as the beauty of the landscapes that become an inspiration under the photographer’s striking eye”. All in all, 91 prints are displayed, all of them being restored, highlighting the landscapes and other rice fields, carrying visitors to a peculiar universe, almost mystical and fascinating by also offering “a rich overview of the grain farm” to travelers who find a genuine cultural interest.

Laurent P.
Last updated on 5 June 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 6 June 2018 to 8 October 2018

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    Location

    6, place d´ Iéna - 19, avenue d´ Iéna
    75116 Paris 16

    Access
    métro ligne 6 station "Boissière" ou "Trocadéro", ligne 9 station "Trocadéro"

    Prices
    Tarif réduit: 8,50 €
    Plein tarif: 11,50 €

    Official website
    www.guimet.fr

    More information
    Ouvert de 10h à 18h, fermeture à 17h pendant les grèves.

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