From the beginnings of modern art to the most contemporary art, the exhibition traces the sometimes ambiguous relationships that artists have with folklore. Far from the clichés of an old-fashioned and artificial retrospective, they have been able to find in tales, legends, costumes, rituals and traditions, a source of inspiration, a regenerative power for art, as well as an object of critical analysis. The exhibition is the encounter between art history and the history of the human sciences, portraying artists - folklorists.
The exhibition is designed and organized by the Pompidou-Metz Centre in partnership with the MuCem. Museum of Civilizations of Europe and of the Mediterranean.
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