The exhibition "La route des chefferies, du visible à l’invisible" presents the dynamism of the chieftaincy system in the Grassfields region, located in Western Cameroon.
The lighting design includes the implementation of 350 profiles and over 100 focusable projectors.
In a subtle balance between evocation and reconstruction, the exhibition plunges the visitor into the heart of a chieftaincy and allows him to discover the Bamileke society in which politics, religion and social organization are intrinsically linked in a complex cosmogony that is found in the spatial organization and expression of a symbolic architecture. Through a dynamic presentation of numerous objects from the collection, visitors will discover the role of the chief and that of women, allowing us to evoke the relationship between art and power.
The secret societies will be somewhat revealed and their influence on artistic creation explained. The tour ends with an immersive show illustrating the living dimension of this heritage, in a festive and ritual atmosphere. The exhibition is punctuated by works of contemporary Cameroonian artists who illustrate the cultural influence of the chieftaincies, as well as the influence of African creation on the international artistic scene.