Paris | Théâtre du Monde | exhibition
La maison rouge in Paris presents the exhibition, Théâtre du Monde,
with works from
the collection of the Australian David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA
) in Tasmania. It is a collaborative exhibition between the Museum of Old and New Art and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Jean-Hubert Martin, curator of the exhibition, has taken pieces from David Walsh’s own collection, as well as that of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), to show together apparently heterogeneous objects and question museal conventions.
Titled Theatre of the World
in reference to Renaissance philosopher Giulio Camillo’s Theatre of Memory, the exhibition transforms the viewer’s eye into an instrument for actively investigating and understanding the world.
Through universal themes, the exhibition
strikes relations of form or meaning, both corresponding and contrasting, between non-Western works (an outstanding collection of Pacific barkcloths), natural history items, antiquities, ancient art and works by contemporary artists including Berlinde de Bruyckere, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Wim Delvoye, Emily Kngwarreye, Damien Hirst, Zilvinas Kempinas, Juul Kraijer, Sydney Nolan, Claude Rutault, Markus Schinwald, Jason Shulman, Felice Varini, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra and Ah Xian.
The exhibition runs at la maison rouge in Paris until 12 January 2014.
Read press release with conversation between David Walsh and Jean-Hubert Martin.