06 Feb 2024 10 Nov 2024

Myriam Mihindou

Ilimb, the essence of tears

An invitation to contemporary artist Myriam Mihindou to create an immersive work of sound, constructed in resonance with the museum’s collection of musical instruments.

Invited to return to the Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière gallery, Franco-Gabonese artist Myriam Mihindou presents an original installation celebrating Punu culture through the museum’s collections of musical instruments and sound archives. By working with ceramics, assembling objects, sculptures, shapes, materials and sounds and the resulting interactions with visitors, she offers a work that allows us to see, hear and feel her relationship with her culture.

Myriam Mihindou pays tribute to the Punu mourners, of whom she herself is one, true companions of souls who guide the deceased to the afterlife and the living through their mourning. She reinterprets an ancestral practice and the narratives and myths that accompany it. Through her multi-faceted, “total, performative, organic and corporeal” work, as she likes to call it, she highlights the cathartic virtue of these women’s songs and tears on the social and individual body.

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  • curators

    Sarah Ligner, , Heritage Curator, Head of the Historical and Contemporary Globalisation Collection at the musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac, Paris

    Nathalie Gonthier, Contemporary Art History Teacher at the École supérieure d’art de La Réunion, Le Port



    This exhibition has been produced with the support of Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière.

  • Place:   Galerie Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 06 February 2024 at Sunday 10 November 2024
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions
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