cherished hair

Frivolités et trophées


Edited by Yves Le Fur

The use and implementation of hair as a universal material are representative of a kind of frivolity of symbols which would govern man. 

The general structure of the exhibition is almost biographical, evolving from the frivolity of youth, through the inevitable loss due to age or violence, ending in mourning and memory. As a relic, hair retains some of the aura and energy of its original owner. A large part of the exhibition is dedicated to these “mana” which have given birth to multiple objects around the world which are regarded as “magical” or at least endowed with powers that can be seized (coveted).


320 pages • 22 x 28 cm • €42  
Co-published by Musée du quai Branly and Actes Sud
Diffusion Actes Sud

ISBN : 978-2-35744-057-9

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