Friday, January 9, 2015

Joyce Mansour, poétesse et collectionneuse

Through February 1, 2015, the Musée du Quai Branly’s Atelier Aublet is hosting an installation devoted to Joyce Mansour (1928–1986). A poetess without boundaries and of Egyptian origin, she was close to the surrealist scene and erupted on the Parisian avantgarde in 1953. The exhibition, conceived of by Philippe Dagen, consists of photographs by Mansour as well as the artworks she surrounded herself with. These include artifacts with symbolic value that she created herself in the manner of André Breton, with whom she had close ties, as well as tribal artworks, especially from the South Seas, of the kind that were so cherished by the surrealists.

View the exhibition's official website.

Images courtesy of the Musée du Quai Branly

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