Theme Night

Flamingos and Elephants

With Christina Wild
23 Oct 2018 | Johann Jacobs Museum | GE

Flamingo feathers and ivory beads will guide this talk to investigate animals and their migrations as artistic and historical actors. Inspired by the dissolution of the anthropocentric in Marie-José Crespin’s colliers, the talk will place these emblematic actors at the center of the story and trace the rather saline routes and paths of flamingo and elephant migration – across borders, cultures, and time – and often just out of grasp of scientific explanation.

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