OMBRES DE NOUVELLE GUINÉE: Arts de la grande île d'Océanie dans les collections Barbier-Mueller
Mona Bismarck Foundation, October 4–November 25, 2006
From the Foundation's press release [.doc.]:
From October 4th to November 25th, the Mona Bismarck Foundation will host 80 masterpieces of New Guinean art from the Barbier-Mueller collections, with equivalent emphasis on works from Papua-New Guinea and the province of Papua, Indonesia.
The exhibition will present the collection’s most important pieces, magnificent objects which testify to the extraordinary skills of the New Guinean natives (wood sculpture, objects made of tortoise shell, tapa, and stone). The selection of works on show will follow the geographical distribution of the catalogue which accompanies this exhibition. The collection’s masterpieces, a source of wonder both because of their uniqueness and for their prestigious “pedigree”, mark this initiation into the arabesques and metaphors of Papuan art.
- A French-language version of the accompanying catalog, edited by Philippe Peltier and Floriane Morin, is currently available (€ 59); the English-language version is currently at the press, according to Christian Kaufmann (via PAA).