These small figures evoke the image of a shrine, arranged in the corner of a Parisian, seemingly Palestinian-run café. It looks like a place of worship with different figures and pictures with various origins: sub-Saharan Africa, Ancient Egypt, the "Orient", even India. They seem to be a collection of souvenirs from different places in world, partly coming from the region the owners of the café seem to come from, speaking Levantine Arabic and advertising cultural events in support of Palestine. At the same time, the display of orientalising figures has been criticized against the background of the colonial past of the exposure of stolen goods by colonizers and might suprise the (European) observer.
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- Date : 05/05/2017