The Name of the Gods: the Stakes of Using Sanskrit in the Art World

Once out of the temple, does Sanskrit, the language of the gods resonate in the same way in museums halls, in auction houses and in the pages of scientific works? Globalization and popularization of knowledge challenge the use of Sanskrit, which oscillates between the pledge of erudition and the selling point, between the obstacle to understanding and the panels adornment.

Playlist Convergence #3

Discover the third playlist by Objective Convergence, designed for studying, creating, or dreaming.
Featuring Lianne La Havas, Biig Piig, Greentea Peng, Boogie Belgique, Klyne, and more.

10 Q’s to Emily Minogiizhigookwe Nelis – Good Day Beadwork

Anishinaabe artist Emily immediately caught our attention through her delicate floral beadwork on Instagram. Her love and dedication to her art is equalled by her respect for Ojibwe traditions and her desire to pass on her knowledge to future generations. A deeply caring, dedicated, and committed woman who will be, no doubt, a successful business owner and a revered teacher.

Tell Me Your Goddess Name: Decolonizing Beauty Standards

Here we are again, navigating in the critical exploration of the best of Tiktok. This time, I crossed paths with a trend which, at first glance, seemed quite commendable, but nevertheless couldn’t prevent me from questioning our still existing representation patterns.

Between restitution and repatriation: Benin bronzes in museum collections

European museums are scrutinized for the actions they took (or did not take) in favor of restitution. Since March 2021, many institutions both in the UK and in Germany have announced the restitution of the Benin bronzes they hold in their collections. Most of these artefacts were looted during a British punitive expedition in 1897 in Benin City (Nigeria). According to Dan Hicks, Benin bronzes are now scattered between at least 161 museums.

Playlist Convergence #2

Discover the second playlist by Objective Convergence, designed for a day at the beach, an early evening cocktail, or a at-home dance session.
Featuring Rodrigo Amarante, Natalia Lafourcade, Gal Costa, La Muchacha, Lido Pimienta, Paloma Mami, and more.

OC Calendar: June 2021

Upcoming conferences, exhibitions, publications, auctions, and openings for June 2021.
Featuring the Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art, the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C., the Quai Branly Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bourgogne Tribal Show, and Paris Tribal.

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