Eclairage sur les cultures en peril

Students from the departments of music and theatre, Secondary School

Vernissage October 4th 2016 at 16:30, Performance at 19:30

Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière

VERNISSAGE : THE 4TH OF OCTOBER 2016 AT 16:30 AT CENTRE DES ARTS

PERFORMANCE : THE 4TH OF OCTOBER 2016 AT 19:30 AT CENTRE DES ARTS

PHOTO EXHIBITION : FROM THE 4TH OF OCTOBER 2016 TILL THE 4TH OF NOVEMBER 2016 AT THE ARTS CENTER

In collaboration with the Cultural Fondation Barbier Mueller, students will have the opportunity to discover work of anthropologue and install a photography exhibition. These visual evidence shows communities whose beliefs , customs and lifestyles are experiencing change due to social, economic or climate with which they must contend.

Followed by the Performance proposed by Syrian dancers and musicians, this evening will honoured multi ethnic societies. Opening doors at 19h30 with the Derviche and Syrian Music performed by the Ensemble AHMAD ALKHATIB SUFI BAND.

The Barbier-Mueller Museum opened its doors in May, 1977, three months after the passing of Josef Mueller. Many friends of the family, art lovers and connoisseurs from all over the world took part in this event. They soon joined together to form the Friends of the Barbier-Mueller Museum Association, which today consists of nearly one thousand members.

The collection today assembles 7000 works of art, sculptures, masks, textiles, and objects of prestige or corporal adornment. This unique store, constantly enriched by Jean Paul Barbier, constitutes the greatest collection of primitive art in the world. The principal sectors are, in order of importance, Africa, the East Indies ("primitive" Indonesia), Oceania, the Americas (pre- and post-Colombian), tribal Asia, and, in a more general manner, the prehistoric or archaic phases of great civilisations (Greece, Italy, Japan, the East Indies).