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L'impossible sauvage

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Exhibition on the notion of “wild”, approached from the point of view of the human sciences.

L'impossible sauvage
L'impossible sauvage. © Prune Simont-Vermot / Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel
  • Place
    • Neuchâtel

By qualifying the wild as impossible right from the start, the MEN's proposition lays emphasis on the ambiguous character of this notion... a notion that varies depending on the speaker, the context, cultural fantasies and, too, the social values of the day as well as the viewers' personal leanings.

For an ethnographic museum, the subject touches upon its very foundations, entailing as it does the different ways for thinking about otherness and, too, the great myths that would pit the good savages against the bad ones. It also has viewers question the persistence of such representations to this day. Although a growing part of today's population sees “progress” as worrisome, the wildness is undergoing a significant makeover. Losing its role as a deterrent, it now appears as the incarnation of various alternatives to all the evils befalling Western societies.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 18 Jun 2022 to 26 Feb 2023
  • Tuesday - Sunday
    • 10:00 - 17:00
  • Prices per person
    • CHF 8.-
  • Seniors, Students
    • CHF 4.-
  • Children (up to 16 years old)
    • Free
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