African Diaspora

Technical assistance for the design of audiovisual installation for the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

2007 - 2008

Based on the original idea of filmmaker Claire Denis, the “African Diaspora” exhibition presents specially commissioned contemporary art installations by artist filmmakers, choreographers or musicians, who have maintained a strong connection with the African continent: Jeff Mills, Brice Leboucq, Caroline Cartier, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Yousry Nasrallah, Mathilde Monnier, Agnès Godard, Claire Denis. These creations embody the African diaspora in the regions of the world in which it was received and welcomed.

The exhibition provides an unexpected take on the African diaspora by shedding light on the creations of contemporary artists inspired by exile and life outside their country of origin. The exhibition chooses to show the diaspora not as a loss of identity in multimedia but rather as a source of enrichment through its contact with new horizons.

"Dans tes cheveux" by Mathilde Monnier © reciproque

The Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac sought Reciproque for support with the technical development and for its audiovisual engineering expertise to work on the exhibition designed by curator Claire Denis and scenographer David Serero. Reciproque also designed and animated the digital exhibition catalog over the course of the exhibition, on various community platforms.

see also
Planète Métisse (2008) Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Permanent exhibition (2002) Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
West Mezzanine (2018) Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Chronicles (2015) Musée de l'Homme