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April 2014
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« Découvrez les Baga » at the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva.

Statuette, baga of Guinea at the museum Barbier-Mueller

Displayed for the first time, the Barbier-Mueller collection of Baga masks, statuettes, drums and seats from Guinea, the most important one in private hands, is being put exhibited.

From Europe to the United States, the Baga artefacts have fascinated artists for generations (Picasso, Giacometti, Moore), who recognized in their formal, monumental and geometrical features the quintessence of beauty. If we know little of the ritual practices and religious representations that gave meaning to these works, the exhibition shows that coastal shipping companies of Guinea remain to this day, the heirs of their ancient religious culture, with or without object.
Until May 4

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