The exhibition Traité de Paix in the Spanish Basque Country

<font style="line-height:24px"September 2016. The exhibition Traité de Paix, San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian, in the Spanish Basque Country. A palpable hit, this multi-faceted exhibition curated by Pedro Romero, in which Velázquez and Marcel Broodthaers rub shoulders, and 17th century maps are hung alongside documentary photographs, and “imaginary” collections square up to national collections. Spellbinding. An unforgettable model. The catalogue in four languages (French, Spanish, Basque and English) is heroic. There is a reconstruction of the surrealist exhibition La Vérité sur les colonies in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris, 1931. The anti-colonialist mise en abyme continues into the street: as you leave the exhibition, there are banners saying “France and Spain go home”. This is the Basque Country in 2016.



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