A lovely discovery of the funeral art… This is what the Musée du Quai Branly offers through the Paradise Palace exhibition running from June 18 to October 27, 2019. A presentation of paper works by two major studios in Taipei, Taiwan: Hsin-Hsin and Skea here displayed at the Atelier Martine Aublet. The occasion to discover the funeral art of Zhizha, paper funeral items burned to “ensure the material comfort of the deceased in the afterlife”.
In partnership with the Taiwan Cultural Center and the Kaohsiung fine arts museum, the exhibition offers temporary, poetic and realistic replicas showing the idea – in the Taiwanese civilization – of “mutual dependency between living people and their ancestors”. The idea too: to explore the origins of this tradition and the contemporary changes.
Visitors are then invited to discover – at the beginning of the tour – paper items of the house, domestic objects and food, the first funeral offerings made. The second part of the tour is devoted to luxury and new technologies and offers copies of brand and cutting-edge products like smartphones “equipped with the ‘paradise’ special application”. Last but not least, the last part of the exhibition offers Asian art fans to discover different objects about the cult of ancestors and the protection against “hungry ghosts”.
Please also note that two multimedia supports show “the creation of funeral items and the cremation process”, allowing everyone “to better understand the stakes related to this custom of offerings and ancestors remembrance”. In other words, the occasion to discover another culture as beautiful as fascinating… Shall we go there, friends?
From 18 June 2019 to 27 October 2019
Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna", RER C station "Pont de l'Alma"
Plateau des collections (tarif réduit): 7 €
Billet jumelé (Tarif réduit): 9 €
Plateau des collections (plein tarif): 10 €
Billet jumelé (Plein tarif): 12 €
Ouvert les mardis, mercredis et dimanches de 11h à 19h, et les jeudis, vendredis et samedis de 11h à 21h.
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