the ethnic headdresses collection of Antoine de Galbert
12 June - 26 September 2010
From June 12 to September 26 2010, la maison rouge presents the first showing of a major yet little-known aspect of Antoine de Galbert’s collection. This collection of indigenous headdresses, which he began some fifteen years ago, comprises more than 400 headdresses and other head ornaments. All these objects, which serve a ritual, social or practical function, are from non-western peoples and ethnic groups. This is an impassioned collector’s journey without end through the forms, colours and materials in which humankind cloaks itself.
curator : Antoine de Galbert and Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter