Musées en exil

Art & Histoire - Publisher Liénart / MO.CO. - Ouvrage broché - 128 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2023

An exhibition dedicated to art collections in exile. It aims to evoke the critical role of cultural heritage in the construction of an identity by and for communities in times of conflict.

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Model 9782359063943
Artist Art & Histoire
Author Collectif
Publisher Liénart / MO.CO.
Format Ouvrage broché
Number of pages 128
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 270 x 210
Published 2023
Museum MO.CO., Montpellier

Exhibition Catalogue Museums in exile, presented at MO.CO., Montpellier (11 november 2022 - 5 february 2023).

The exhibition explores the unique history of three distinctive collections: that of the Museo Internacional de la Resistencia Salvador Allende (MIRSA), preserved at the Museo de la Resistencia Solidaridad Salvador Allende of Santiago, Chile; Ars Aevi, the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sarajevo; and the most recent, the collection compiled by the association for a National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Palestine, the works of which are currently housed at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

Three collections, three narratives, three case studies on three continents: the origin and the outreach of these collections are fundamentally acts of resistance, solidarity and hope in the face of the chaos and violence that each of these countries has experienced or continues to experience.

Beyond the light shed on cultural heritage as a collective symbol to protect and on creation as an act of resistance and hope, Museums in Exile offers the possibility to revisit artworks from more than 80 artists of 30 different nationalities.


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