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Imaginations and representations of the Orient

DELACROIX MUSEUM
Imaginations and representations of the Orient: Questions de regards
January 11th to April 2nd, 2018
The Lilian Thuram Foundation for Education against Racism and the Eugène-Delacroix National Museum have teamed up to create a unique project of exposition and mediation, presenting pieces from the museum’s collection in a renewed way. An unpublished display of the collection, dedicated to the Orient and its representations, was conceived.
This project highlights the close links between artistic representations and contemporary history and between works of art and the challenges of our world.
The use of costume and travesty, the perspective of artist on the world, the representation of an imaginary Orient, an idealized woman or displays of strength and power in paintings are all subjects that are approached. Confronted with the works and containing comments left by Lilian Thuram, the visitor comes to wonder about the way they see paintings and the way paintings interpret the world.
An original itinerary in the Delacroix Museum’s collections is thus implemented, inviting discussion and debate, as well as aesthetic surprise and discovery.
The hanging is an opportunity for meetings and conferences for all audiences. These moments of sharing and exchange offer a fresh look at the works and invite the public to participate actively.

Curators of the exhibition: Dominique: Françoise Vergès, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Lilian Thuram

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