To be seen at La Maison Rouge until January 12, 2014
The collector David Walsh is quite a character. Living in Tasmania, mathematician, he has built his wealth thanks to gambling games. His eclectic collection which ranges from archeology, to primitive arts and contemporary art, is gathered in the museum he created : the MONA, Museum of Old and New Art.
The exhibition “Theater of the World” at La Maison Rouge in Paris, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, is truly fascinating and stimulating. Picking from the private collection of David Walsh as well as from the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, it places side by side objets from remote horizons and times : a sculture by Giacometti faces an Egytian sarcophage, a painting by Claude Rutault next to oceanian tapas, a bowl with a golden fish and a nife by Jannis Kounellis below a finger shape pestle from roman period… The exhibiton is organised in 17 chapters from “genesis” to the “hereafter” and the informations on the works are to be read in a little leaflet. The ambition is to suggest new ways of reading these works of art, arouse emotions, and it works!
La Maison Rouge
Fondation Antoine de Galbert
10 boulevard de la Bastile
Du mercredi au dimanche de 11h à 19h, le jeudi nocture jusqu’à 21h