Power & Prestige. The art of the sticks of power in Oceania
Italian version of the exhibition catalogue by Scriptum
For the fifth birthday, Inti Ligabue has thought about a qualitative leap, presenting to the public three major exhibitions that will mark the next three years of the Foundation. Exhibitions that will no longer be based exclusively on the Ligabue Collection but will make use of loans from major international museums, to ensure the highest scientific profile. The first of these appointments is for October 15 in Venice, at Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, with “Power & Prestige. The art of the sticks of power in Oceania ”, shows that also signs the start of the partnership between the Ligabue Foundation and the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, co-promoter of the exhibition that in 2022 will be hosted in the French museum. Curated by Steven Hooper – Director of the Sainsbury Research Unit at the University of East Anglia – the exhibition will bring together, for the first time, over 140 sticks of power made in the 18th and 19th centuries across Oceania, with loans also from the British Museum in London and a dozen belonging to the Ligabue Collection.