Thematic Tour

Beads and Trade Routes

With Roger M. Buergel
3 Jul 2018 | GE

This tour will address Marie-José’s colliers as exhibitions in their own right. The artist is creating, i.e. “curating” a constellation of diverse materials, each of which carries its own time (e.g. neolithic or modern) and its own history (e.g. natural, indigenous or colonial). If any such collier is indeed an exhibition, what would be its “theme” and what could it reveal about the strange art of exhibition-making?

Thematic Tour on the occasion of the exhibition L’Afrique des Colliers: Marie-José Crespin.