Seattle_Cover Opening of the Gauguin Polynesia exhibition at the Seattle art Museum



This exhibition examined the complex and dynamic relationship between the artworks of Paul Gauguin and the Polynesian art he encountered after his arrival in Tahiti in 1891.

The exhibition has been created, curated and organized for Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen and Seattle Art Museum by acb.

To better analyze the fascinating encounter between European and Polynesian culture, we are also looking more broadly at the larger development of art in the Pacific in the era since European contact, and our presentation traced the development of that art both before and after Gauguin’s time in Polynesia in the fin de siècle.