The exhibition scenography for Celtes: un millénaire d’images (“Celts, a thousand years of images”) was pretty minimalist. In a sober and warmly coloured layout, the light was focused on the objects displayed and some text captions printed on the walls. Texts were designed with underlined TheW Clan GZA for titles and its less quirky counterpart TheW NYC for paragraph of text. These two fonts were also used for the design of the exhibition poster, and material such as educational videos produced in the exhibition.
Celtic motifs reveal a universe of metamorphoses defying the laws of nature, where the boundaries between animal, plant and human are blurred, while the sky and earth seem to communicate with the underworld. Jewelry, weapons, figurines, ritual instruments, statuary, coins and crockery: the extraordinary variety of Celtic arts shows that the imaginary, the supernatural and the marvelous impregnated all the activity spheres of these populations. As presented in “A Millennium of Images”, Celtic art manifests an enchantment of everyday life.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the opening of the exhibition happened on May 12th instead of March 29th, as initially planned. For the same reason, it was unfortunately closed to the public for most of its duration.