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Fragments: Pots, Patchworks, Power Figures

Fragments: Pots, Patchworks, Power Figures

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Fragments: Pots, Patchworks, Power Figures

W038919 | $55.00 / 10% library disc.
Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Anna Schmid. Museum der Kulturen Basel, 2022. Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin.

188 pp. Well Illustrated (chiefly col.). 31 x 21 cm. In English. Paperback.

ISBN 9783775753074

A visually rich reconception of the archaeological fragment. The collections of the Museum der Kulturen Basel—the largest anthropological museum in Switzerland and one of the most eminent of its kind in Europe—contain numerous fragments that testify to cultural practices of sharing and connecting. Fragments: Pots, Patchworks, Power Figures shows how these items were handled in the past and how they are handled today, and sheds light on what it means to divide, repair, reassemble, even to let something fall apart. Instead of seeing fragments exclusively as signs of loss or as witnesses to the inexorable passage of time, the authors focus on the power of connecting, the art of separating and the force of destruction in the pieces presented.

Subject Headings: Non-Western Art ; Non-Western, Several Regions -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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