Everyday watching TV we witness economic analysis which can sound very rational, yet very strange at the same time – much like Don De Lillo pointed with his little narrative of rats-as-the-new-exchange-currency in « Cosmopolis ».
Call it hybris, chaos, or unexpectable dialectics, sometimes there are forces that seem beyond our reach and power. The remarkable Musée du Quai Branly in Paris offers a look right to this chaos, or more precisely, into the forms and faces different cultures gave it. From voodoo masks to terrifying wounded animals figures, the « Masters of disorders » (Les Maitres du Désordre) exhibition is full of stunning objects of magic. The all-white / no-shadows scenography doesn’t do them much justice, and the few occidental and contemporary pieces tend to feel out of place, but it’s great to see and learn more about what Michel Maffesoli once called « La part du diable » (Evil’s share).