Saturday, May 26, 2007
05.25.07: Musee du quai Branly
Here are some of the concepts behind Jean Novel’s Musee du Quai Branley, in his own words…… (more of my analysis later)
“It is a museum built around a collection. Where everything is done to trigger the birth of the emotion carried by the main objective. Where everything is done at the same time to protect it from light and to capture that rare ray of sunshine that is indispensable for resonance, for the installation of spirituality”
“It is a unique and strange place. Poetic and Disturbing”
“But forget about the means… only the result matters: the material sometimes seems to disappear, we have the impression that the museum is a simple woodland shelter without walls. When dematerialization meets the expression of the signs it becomes selective. Here, illusion cradles the work of art.
It remains to invent the poetry of the situation: the transition is smooth: the Parisian garden becomes a sacred wood and the museum dissolves in its depths”