Home Museum / Reserves

Home Museum / Reserves and workshop

Home Museum / Reserves, Marie-Pierre Bonniol, digital image, 2020
Home Museum / Workshop, Marie-Pierre Bonniol, digital image, 2020

About the artwork

Recently some old Lego of my husband and his brother have joined our home. They were packed from the 80’s by my step-Father Roger that I’ve never met as he died before I’ve met my husband. Roger was a bit of a geek, into lighting, cables, electronics. He was working for the TV. When opening the boxes, I was very impressed by the way the Lego were organized, probably not by the kids themselves as I could really find Roger’s hand. It feels like Mondrian in kits, some portable museums open to all compositions and I feel, at the same time, I just want to keep it as it is, as it also shows somehow the time that has been spent in the organization of these drawers.

So maybe now it’s our little Lego museum – workshop and reserve.

— Marie-Pierre Bonniol, July 2020

Collective exhibitions and projects

2021 LagosPhoto 20: Home Museum, Institut Français of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

2020 LagosPhoto 20: Home Museum, online project, Lagos, Nigeria

More about Home Museum / Rapid Response Restitution: https://homemuseum.net

Collective curating: Clémentine Deliss, Azu Nwagbogu, Oluwatoyin Sogbesan, Asya Yaghmurian, Joana Atemengue Owona and Birds of Knowledge.

Artworks images © Marie-Pierre Bonniol / VG Bild-Kunst, 2020

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