LE THÉORÈME DE NÉFERTITI
(Tea with Nefertiti)
Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
Marking the 100th anniversary of the excavation of the Nefertiti Bust, and through revisiting the contested histories of how Egyptian collections have been amassed by numerous museums from the 19th century onwards, Tea with Nefertiti explores the mechanisms by which artworks come to acquire a range of meanings and functions that can embody a number of diverse, and at times conflicting narratives. The exhibition is concerned with the critique of museology, the staging of the artwork, the writing of art-historical narratives and the employment of mechanisms of visual and literary display as a means of forming, informing and framing cultural otherness.
Images Courtesy Art Reoriented