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FAKE, DECEIVED AND DECEIVED Show all photos
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FAKE, DECEIVED AND DECEIVED

From 9 March to 29 June 2024

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Museum of Chinese Art and Ethnography of Parma

Museum of Chinese Art and Ethnography of Parma

Viale S. Martino, 8, Parma

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The Museum of Chinese Art and Ethnography of Parma is planning a new exhibition entitled “Fake, deceived and deceivers” from 9 March to 29 June 2024 . The temporary exhibition offers a fake journey through the cultures of the world. A perhaps unusual path for an ethnographic museum to focus on the theme of fakes.

The theme of art forgery, as well as historical forgery, worries critics and art scholars since the paternity or maternity of a work determines its ultimate value and because the discovery of the deception, and the consequent hunt for deceiver, makes artistic evaluation a process almost as intriguing as a spy story.

Even in ethnography and Asian arts the cards can be mixed up, the styles confused and one can easily go back in time using styles and techniques of the past with contemporary manual skills and sensitivity.


All 23 works exhibited in this exhibition were the subject of great debate among scholars in the twentieth century, some based on their originality, others on their evident falsity. With this uncertainty, but with a greater orientation towards non-original production, the Museum of Chinese Art and Ethnography exhibits artefacts normally deposited in the vault and therefore unknown to the public . Vases and statues in terracotta and porcelain, cups, flasks, paintings in watercolor or tempera or ink on paper, silk or canvas in which the styles of the Chinese Tang or Song dynasties, as well as reproductions of ancient bronze or wooden statues, or even tiaras Amazonian rituals in vegetable fibre, jars, masks and fetishes from Benin, Congo and Cameroon become the starting point for flashbacks that bring ancient native rites or traditions back to life.

Style, era and author are the three great paradigms that can decree the falsity of a work. The reflection is therefore focused on beauty , a non-scientific factor, but one of human universality. The production of the fake, which presupposes great knowledge and sensitivity towards the pure and original artistic source, arises from an original beauty and is transmitted in the so-called fake. Is it therefore about equal beauty? Evaluations and reflections are left to visitors.

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