Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands


For the first time in twenty years, this catalogue and the accompanying exhibition are presenting the richness of the Marquesas Islands from the late 17th century to the present day. The publication demonstrates the great continuity of marquesan arts and traditions, in both tangible and intangible heritage (festivals and tattoos in particular). As they turn the pages, the reader discovers different aspects of this particularly dynamic society and delves into the heart of the archipelago: fauna and flora, creation myth of the Marquesas Islands, everyday life, funeral and religious ceremonies, festivals and public ceremonies, contemporary art...


320 pages • 24 x 28 cm • paperback • €47
Joint publication musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac / Actes Sud 2016
ISBN: 9782330038007