October 24, 2013 - La Maison Rouge - Théâtre du Monde
October 24, 2013

Théâtre du Monde

© Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery / MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Théâtre du Monde
October 19,2013–January 12, 2014

la maison rouge
10 bd de la bastille
75012 Paris


Théâtre du Monde presents the collection of the Australian David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. 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.

a collaborative exhibition between the Museum of Old and New Art and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Curated by Jean-Hubert Martin

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