is an object of desire and conquest, and a traditional symbol of power
and wealth, but its plasticity also makes it the material of
metamorphosis, a quality that has made it a favourite material in the
arts. Combining history with contemporary art, this exhibition assembles
masterpieces that bear witness to Euro-Mediterranean civilizations’
fascination with the material over more than three millennia.
exhibition is more than just another accumulation of treasures
revealing nothing more than the element’s lost sheen: it is a dialogue
between archaeology, history and contemporary art that allows visitors
to understand gold as the stuff of dreams, a political construct and a
source of creative brilliance.
From April 25th to September 10th, 2018.
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