With Mica Gherghescu, in charge of the development of research services at the Bibliothèque Kandinsky
October 10, 2022
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Les amis invite you to meet Aline Pighin, winner of the Mission Recherche 2022 grant, whose research topic is the Galerie-Librairie Palmes, founded by Hubert Deschamps, a retired colonial administrator. Its inauguration in 1948 was the occasion for the Afro-American writer Richard Wright to assert the obviousness of Negro art in a groundbreaking speech that was published in an issue of the Association Populaire des Amis des Musées (APAM). Although it seems to have been the site of a continuous tension between colonial networks and the APAM, the Galerie-Librairie Palmes stands at the intersection of black art and the plastic and literary avant-gardes of the post-war years. The research project aims to restore the centrality of the Galerie-Librairie Palmes in a movement of new narration of art history - detached in theory from the Euro-Western canon, towards a utopian and universalist whole-world. This meeting will be followed by a visit of the permanent collections with the researcher.