Plains Indians exhibition
MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY
Scenography: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS ARCHITECTES
Graphism: E/N/T/ DESIGN
Cost consultant: CABINET IVANCICH
Control office: BUREAU VERITAS
Layout and scenography for the temporary exhibition "Plains Indians" at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Creation of all the furniture, a projection room and an atlas wall.
The "Plains Indians" exhibition was presented at the Musée du Quai Branly between April and July 2014.
The exhibition’s scenography is designed as a continuous journey through time. It evokes distant lands and the strong aesthetic traditions of a people in search of an identity. The deliberately sober and minimalist scenography aims to highlight the richness and creativity of the Plains Indians. By highlighting a continuous aesthetic tradition, it demonstrates the existence of a strong and constant cultural identity.
For this exhibition, the agency has designed long pedestals that stand out from the ground, their horizontal shape evoking the boundless landscapes of the Great Plains. These long, low monoliths are hollowed out, notched and shaped to best suit the characteristics of the works. They incorporate large horizontal display cases for the bison-skin capes, but are also pierced by vertical display cases for the headdresses and clothing.