Paris hosts Philippines, Archipel des changes Filipino Art Exhibition

Posted: May. 29th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Due to remain until July 14th at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, the city of lights will host “Philippines, Archipel des Echanges,” a lavish exhibition of pre-colonial works that truly capture the soul of the islands before its western influence. Divided into three sections, each dedicated to a separate region of the islands, the exhibition promises an intriguing look into Philippine culture.

Until July 14, 2013, The first great exhibition dedicated to this archipelago in Europe, “Philippines, Archipel des Echanges” presents 310 pre-colonial works – sculptures, pottery, textiles, personal ornaments – selected from public and private Philippine, American and European collections. Works from the Philippines include pieces of art from Manila National Museum, the Ayala Museum as well as from the Central Bank of the Philippines.

Located in the China Sea, the archipelago of the Philippines’ geographical situation between Taiwan and Indonesia – and the history of its settlement since the arrival of the Austronesians have generated powerful and varied artistic expressions.

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