Ultime Combat: An Exhibition On Martial Arts At The Quai Branly Museum
Fans of martial arts and/or Bruce Lee's films, don't miss the Ultimate Combat exhibition at the Quai Branly Jacques Chirac Museum! This exciting event traces the history of martial arts, from the earliest times to the present day. The exhibition also focuses on Japanese and Hong Kong cinema, which have popularized these combat sports throughout the world.
The art of war in the spotlight
As part of the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad, the Quai Branly Museum is devoting an exhibition to Asian martial arts.
For this exhibition entitled Ultime combat, it is safe to say that the Quai Branly Jacques Chirac Museum has brought out the heavy artillery.
This fascinating tour indeed offers visitors to discover nearly 300 works of art, weapons and armor. You can also find 30 cult action films and admire 150 samurai robots!
A variety of disciplines
The Ultimate Combat exhibition offers a true immersion in the martial arts of Asia.
You will be able to discover the history and the practice of the numerous disciplines that the Asian continent has.
In this exhibition, it is about kung-fu of course, but also about Japanese martial arts, the war techniques of the samurais and the physical and spiritual training of the Shaolin monks.
A journey between history and pop culture
The exhibition Ultimate Combat focuses first on the representation of combat in Hindu and Buddhist arts. In both cultures, fighting is primarily internal and is a metaphor for liberation and knowledge.
This course then explores the various martial schools of Asia, particularly in China and Japan.
More playful than it appears, this exhibition is punctuated with references to popular culture and in particular to cinema.
Movie buffs will be in for a treat as action films and the iconic figure of Bruce Lee feature prominently in this exhibition devoted to Asian martial arts.
To note: to fully enjoy the multimedia devices offered throughout the tour, headphones are available, as well as jack sockets for listening with your personal headphones.
A special weekend from November 26 to 28
Fans of Bruce Lee movies and martial arts in general, don't miss the special animations scheduled for November 26-28, 2021!
You can enjoy many free animations such as:
- the Bruce Lee Marathon on November 26 from 6pm to 1:40am
- a concert on November 27
- movie showings on November 27th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
- martial arts demonstrations on 27 and 28 November from 3pm to 5pm
- meetings around comics on November 27 and 28 at 2pm and 4pm
- conferences for film lovers on November 28 at 3pm and 5pm
You can find the whole program of the weekend by following the link below.
The Ultime combat exhibition is held at the musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac until January 16, 2022.
Metro Iéna (line 9) and RER C station Pont de l'Alma
- Open from 10:30 am to 7 pm
- Nocturne on Thursday from 10:30 am to 10 pm
- Full price: 12 €.
- Reduced price : 9 €.