fr    en
Eric Benqué :
"Mingei"

Museum for Asian arts, Nice. France.
associates:Birgitte Fryland, Marc Barani
curator:Marie-Pierre Froissy-Aufrère
2000




Exhibition design for traditional hand crafted japanese objects. The intention was to show the care taken at every step of the making of any object, from the most simple tool, to the most sacred religious piece. Objects are gathered by typologies, and organised in lines within the museum spaces. When two lines cross, unexpected meetings occur : the dialogue of a water jar and a portable altar helps the visitor to apprehend a different relation between the profane and the sacred.