This catalogue is dedicated to Mesa from 1996-2007: 43 objects that were presented on a square sheet on the floor. The installation was inspired by the mesa (Spanish for 'table') with 'power objects' which South American shamans use in healing ceremonies. But the items that Herman de Vries (1931) amassed are not mere symbols. He describes them, indicates their origin, adds his own comments and encourages the observer to interpret the interrelationships for themselves.
Available in English/German
ISBN 978 90 73313 24 8
Herman de Vries
Kröller-Müller Museum Foundation, 2009
17 x 24 cm