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Crédit Agricole CIB patron of the musée du quai Branly

In 2009, Crédit Agricole CIB became a patron of the musée du quai Branly. The Bank supported three exhibitions: the photography biennial "PHOTOQUAI" in 2009, the "Other Masters of India" exhibition in 2010, "SAMURAI, Armor of the warrior" in 2011, "Charles Ratton, the invention of "Primitive" art" in 2013 and "Plains Indians" in 2014.

Standing at the crossroads of civilisations, the musée du quai Branly invites visitors to an experience of discovery and delight. Crédit Agricole CIB is happy to partner with this ambassador for the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.


Photoquai's Residencies

After sponsoring the "Photoquai" photography biennial in 2009, Crédit Agricole CIB is delighted to support the "Photoquai’s Residencies" programme for the second year running. Open to all contemporary and exclusively non-European artists, the programme’s call for applications gives artists the chance to submit a creative project related to the mission of the musée du quai Branly “where cultures meet in dialogue”. As well as integrating the work of the winning artists into collections of the museum, the aim is to offer a new perspective on the properties of photography. Helping this programme which supports contemporary photographic art is part of the Bank’s commitment as a responsible corporate citizen.

This year, three artists returned their work:

- Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso) with Les Dévoreuses d’Ames (The Soul Eaters)
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Pedro David (Brazil) with 360 Metros Quadrados (360 Square Metres)
- Daniela Edburg (Mexico) with The Sample Project Iceland

NYABA LEON OUEDRAOGOLes Dévoreuses d’Ames (The Soul Eaters)

Photographer Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo from Burkina Faso proposes a series inspired by a landmark event in his childhood when he first learned about the women who were known as "soul eaters".
He decided to photograph these women firstly in their day-to-day surroundings and then dressed in modern, eccentric outfits. His objective was to compare the two approaches and show how such beliefs are reflected. More generally, the artist questions the image and place of women in the world. 


             Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo © Musée du quai Branly, Photoquai 2013



PEDRO DAVID, 360 Metros Quadrados (360 Square Metres)

In this series, Pedro David from Brazil takes the viewer on a journey into his private life, to his garden and home where his wife and two-year-old son are also present.
He uses this 360 square metre dwelling to explore the relationship between the occupants and their environment: their exchanges, transformations, mutations, etc. It's a journey on a small scale whose objective is to re-examine the boundaries of photographic language.


             
Pedro David © Musée du quai Branly, Photoquai 2013

DANIELA EDBURG, The Sample Project Iceland

Mexican artist Daniela Edburg developed this project in response to the Canadian regulation prohibiting the removal of samples from natural environments due to the highly spiritual and economic value of such places. She decided to make her own natural samples and present them as part of a photograph taken within the actual ecosystem from which they originate.

The samples are created using knitting, a medium she has often used in her work. While she began the project in Canada, because there is a very strong link between Icelandic society and the culture of knitting, she decided to continue her project in Iceland. In this playful manner,
Daniela Edburg questions the notions of preservation and conservation, as well as cultural identity.


                 Daniela Edburg © Musée du quai Branly, Photoquai 2013

 


Plains Indians

From 8 April to 20 July 2014, the Bank is pursuing its commitment to the musée du quai Branly by supporting the "Plains Indians" exhibition. This exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into the life of America's Plains Indians and their ancestral traditions. With over 130 headdresses, jewelry items, articles of clothing, hides and paintings, visitors are transported into the legendary world of the Cheyenne and other indigenous peoples.  A must-see before this exceptional exhibition departs for the United States (Arkansas and New York).

Click here to learn more about the exhibition



"Indiens des Plaines"© musée du quai Branly


A partnership for world cultures

Standing at the crossroads of civilisations, the musée du quai Branly invites visitors to an experience of discovery and delight. Crédit Agricole CIB is happy to partner with this ambassador for the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

This partnership naturally draws its inspiration from Crédit Agricole CIB’s past. Founded as the Banque de l’Indochine in 1875, this Crédit Agricole CIB forerunner set up branches in many Asia-Pacific countries. Buoyed by the wealth of these cultures, the Bank then expanded to other continents, enjoying another period of rapid growth in 1996 when it joined Crédit Agricole Group.

 
Crédit Agricole has taken a different path. Firmly rooted in France, it has built a multinational Group in more than 70 countries over the years, creating dialogue between nations and cultures from all over the world. Its Corporate and Investment Banking arm shares its values of open-mindedness and cultural exchange. Operating worldwide, Crédit Agricole CIB has found a true reflection of its values in the musée du Quai Branly, “where cultures meet in dialogue”.
 
Three years after it opened, the museum continues its commitment to classic collections while providing a significant role for contemporary art. Serving as a bridge between peoples and eras, the museum cultivates the diversity of cultures, histories and religions.
 
Crédit Agricole CIB sees the museum’s philosophy and exhibitions as a reflection of its own past.
 
It is particularly vital that a company affirm its social responsibility during difficult economic times and make it a key focus of its strategy. Crédit Agricole CIB is strongly committed to culture and education as alternative ways to express its values to employees and customers. In addition to corporate and investment banking, Crédit Agricole CIB is also a citizen’s bank devoted to the country’s cultural heritage.


Exploring the musée du quai Branly

Inaugurated in June 2006, the musée du quai Branly shines a spotlight on the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, which stand at the crossroads of many different cultural, religious and historic influences.

Situated by the Seine riverside, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the  musée du quai Branly shelters a collection of 300,000 works native from four represented continents, to which is added a collection of 700,000 photos, 320,000 documents and 10,000 musical instruments.
 
The public has access to a 500-seat theater, a projection room, several classrooms, a reading room and a media library with a cubicle for viewing precious collections.



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Poster of the Charles Ratton, the invention of 'Primitive' art exhibition
Twins © musée du quai Branly, photo Patrick Gries, Valérie Torre
Mask. Charles Ratton former collection. Guy Ladrière, Paris © musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain
Pendant © musée du quai Branly, photo Hughes Dubois
Zemi sculpture. Charles Ratton former collection. Guy Ladrière, Paris © musée du quai Branly, photo Claude Germain
Poster of the 'SAMURAI: Armor of the warrior' exhibition © musée du quai Branly
Yokohagio Tosei Gusoku Armor © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Warabe Tosei Gusoku (men's armor) © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Sujibachi Kabuto (helmet) and Menpo (half-helmet) © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Tengu Tosei Gusoku armor © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Suneate (Shin pad) © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Hoshi Sujibachi kabuto (helmet) © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Kaji Kabuto (fireman's helmet) © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Yumi dai (arch tool) © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, photo Brad Flowers
Armor's new type Okegawado Tosei Gusoku © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai collection, Studio Ferrazzini Bouchet Photographies, Genève
Poster of the 'Other Masters of India' exhibition © musée du quai Branly
Kondh Figurine © musée du quai Branly, picture Michel Urtado, Thierry Ollivier
Statuette of an elephant © musée du quai Branly, picture Michel Urtado, Thierry Ollivier
Votive figurine © musée du quai Branly, picture Michel Urtado, Thierry Ollivier
Ritual lamp © musée du quai Branly, picture Michel Urtado, Thierry Ollivier

Discover Charles Ratton, the invention of "Primitive" art

Discover Charles Ratton, the invention of 'Primitive' art

Discover "SAMURAI, Armor of the warrior"

Discover 'SAMURAI, Armor of the warrior'

"Other Masters of India - Contemporary creations of the Adivasis"

'Other Masters of India - Contemporary creations of the Adivasis'