The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Stories of stones – Villa Medici, Académie de France à Rome

from 13/10/2023 to 14/01/2024

The Stories of stones, after Roger Caillois, is an exhibition presented at the Villa Medici in Rome. Companions of our daydreams, stones, older than life, have exerted on humans a fascination of which each of us shares the experience: a collection, a launch, an admiring contemplation. Poets and artists of all periods of art have testified to the profound inflections that these silent presences have had on their creations. Accompanied by the prose of the great surrealist writer Roger Caillois, the exhibition reveals how these minerals occupy a decisive position between the caprice of nature and the work of art.
Link to the exhibition website