Fragments: Pots, Patchworks, Power Figures


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  • The collections of the Museum der Kulturen Basel contain numerous fragments that bear witness to practices of sharing and connecting. They include fragments from history, remnants of destruction, and once powerful objects made up of single parts. The publication shows how these things were handled in the past, and still are today. It sheds light on what it means to divide, repair, reassemble, even to let something fall apart.

    Whichever, it is always a matter of (re)storing or creating a new order. Instead of seeing fragments exclusively as signs of loss or as witnesses to the inexorable passage of time, the authors focus on the power of connecting, the art of separating, and the force of destruction in the pieces presented.

    Hatje Cantz Verlag
    Number of pages 208
    Format Paperback / softback
    Contributors Text by Alexander Brust, Tabea Buri, Silvia Greber, Richard Kunz, Stephanie Lovász, Elísio Macamo, Aila Özvegyi, Ursula Regehr, Florence Roth, Hans Bjarne Thomsen, and Beatrice Voirol
    Dimensions 21.2 x 30.5 cm
    Weight 808 g