The exhibition takes, as its point of departure, the year 1956, when the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was established. From that date, this exhibition takes us back 60 years to 1896 and guides us up to the present day, providing a space for dialogues and links between two collections: the collection acquired by Calouste S. Gulbenkian up to 1955 and the Modern Collection, comprised of works ranging from the 20th century to the current day. In a playful and at times unconventional manner, this celebration of the 60 years of the Foundation brings about an unexpected approximation between the two collections and the unlikely coincidences that result from it. By establishing points of convergence or divergence the exhibition seeks to encourage unexpected linkages on various levels.
Saadi Al-Kabi, Dia Al-Azzawi and Lorna Selim
René Lalique & Alexandre Conefrey
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