Exhibition and Catalogue: André Malraux’s Last Voyage in Haiti or “The Discovery of Vaudou Art”

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The multimedia exhibition Le dernier voyage d’André Malraux en Haïti ou “La découverte de l’art Vaudou” [The Last Voyage of André Malraux in Haiti or “The Discovery of Vaudou Art”] has been extended until December 11, 2009.

This exhibition, which is a tribute to the French author and the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Ministry of Culture (1959), gathers works of art from Africa and the Caribbean that embody Malraux’s experience of aesthetic discovery in Haiti. The exhibition includes paintings from the Saint-Soleil community in Haiti, Haitian photography, sculpture from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the projection of films from the series based on Malraux’s travels, “Journal de voyage avec André Malraux à la recherche des arts du monde entier.” The DVD series, edited by Ina and Doriane Films, consists of 13 films by Jean-Marie Drot made for French television between 1974 and 1976, and is available for purchase at the museum. The films combine Malraux’s recorded impressions of his travels, discoveries, and favorite artists, with images from museums and other cultural sites around the world.

Also available at the Montparnasse Museum is the corresponding book/catalogue Le dernier voyage d’André Malraux en Haïti, containing 128 pages of color illustrations and text by Jean-Marie Drot (a co-edition by Musée du Montparnasse and Paradox Publishers).

The Musée du Montparnasse is located at 21, avenue du Maine in Paris (75015), France.

For more information, see http://www.museedumontparnasse.net/LE-DERNIER-VOYAGE-D-ANDRE-MALRAUX.html

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