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Title

MEG


Type

Scenography


Year

2017


Client

MEG

Photographer

J. Watts & Joel Fuchs

Curator

Roberta Colombo

Size

1000 m2

Team

Beatrice Durandard & Pierrick Sancé

Colors

NCS S 1010-R80B & NCS S 3050-R90B


We design the yearly temporary exhibition of the MEG (musée d’ethnographie de Genève).

The exhibition entitled: The Boomerang Effect / The Aboriginal Arts in Australia.

The concept was to create a minimal and  white  clean exhibition in reference to the  exhibition of the Kunsthalle or Art Center. With this principal idea, the works of the aborigines has a clear setup and is a get away from the traditional ethnographic presentation displays.

Alongside utilitarian objects and weapons (boomerangs, spears, shields) and artefacts used in exchanges between communities (engraved pearl shells, message sticks), the exhibition displays works illustrating the aboriginal mythological tales.

In a real boomerang effect, the destruction of their cultures , have led the Aborigines to strengthen their identity and to display unprecedented creativity. Aboriginal artists have managed to find their own way of using the plastic media of expression in order to further their cause.