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Visit to Musée Barbier-Mueller

Hosted by a member of the Geneva City & Surroundings Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 07 Apr 15:00 - 17:30

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Join us for a visit to the Musée Barbier-Mueller in the old town of Geneva. the current exhibition is called "Scarifications".

This exhibition and the accompanying catalogue are the fruit of an idea sparked back in Protected content , during a lunch attended by Miquel Barceló, his friends Monique and Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller along with the museum’s then director, Laurence Mattet.

The theme that connects them – scarifications – is a compelling one, no doubt because of the indelible mark that it conveys. This is what guided Miquel Barceló’s selection of his own pieces and the Musée Barbier-Mueller’s choices from its collections. The artist works his pieces like flesh that he scratches, deforms, tears, pricks and discolours. The “skins” of a Senufo anthropomorphic statuette, a Baule mask, a face-pendant from the kingdom of Benin, among others, have undergone similar procedures. But the designs that run through them attest to an act willed by tradition, a passage, a transformation.

The visit will last about 1 hour. Afterwards, we can stroll in the old town or towards the lake - the weather should be great. And we have something to drink together,.