MAP Talks18+

Crossing Perspectives:

Exploring the photographic collection of Musée du Quai Branly with curator Christine Barthe

VENUE : Bangalore International Centre
21 April6:30 PM (IST)
Crossing Perspectives

Constituted from the legacy of two major historical collections, the photography collection of Musée du Quai Branly is one of the most comprehensive in the world, representing different cultures and nations. In 2006, the collection was revived through a variety of activities and engagements including acquisitions, exhibitions, and support to contemporary creations. These initiatives enable the museum to create connections not only between the 19th and 21st centuries, but also between many worlds and perspectives. 

Join curator Christine Barthe as she walks us through highlights of the museum’s photographic collection and its approach of looking at art and photography. There will be a discussion with Barthe and MAP Archivist, Prachi Gupta after the presentation, followed by a Q&A.

This is a physical event at the Bangalore International Centre.

There is limited parking available near the venue. We encourage you to use public transportation.

Speaker Profiles

Christine Barthe

Curator, Musée du Quai Branly

Christine Barthe is Curator, Head of the Photographic Collection at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, France.  She leads an important acquisition policy of old and contemporary worldwide photography.

She has curated several exhibitions including Dinh Q. Lê, le fil de la mémoire et autres photographies, Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac (2022); A toi appartient le regard et (…) la liaison infinie entre les choses, Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac (2020);  Photographs, An Early Album of the World at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum (2019).

She also co-curated the exhibition Martin Gusinde, L’esprit des hommes de Terre de Feu with Xavier Barral which was held in Arles (2015), in Kyoto, Ushuaia, and Argentina (2015) as well as in Santiago, Chile (2016).

She has published A toi appartient le regard et (…) la liaison infinie entre les choses, Actes Sud, 2020; Photographs, An Early Album of the World, KAPH, 2019; L’esprit des hommes de la Terre de Feu, El Espiritu de los Hombres de Tierra del Fuego, ed Xavier Barral, 2015; and has written an essay published in Contemporary Art Colombia, TransGlobe Publishing, 2017.

Prachi Gupta

Archivist, MAP

Prachi Gupta is an Archivist at the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bangalore. She handles the photography collection that ranges from the 1850s to the current time with a number of one lakh plus objects. The position entails tasks related to archiving, cataloguing, research, and exhibitions. Previous to the current job, she spent close to a year working on the archive of the Hamilton Studios, Bombay, followed by freelance work in the field of graphic design, fashion illustrations and photography. She completed her Masters in Photography Design from the National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar in 2018 and has been living and working in Bangalore since. Her artistic interest lies in history, archives and performance, which she continues to explore through her work.