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The journalist Joan Veldkamp will interview the collector Tom van Groeningen in his home.
Tom van Groeningen just published a book “Masks for the Dance” about his collection of masks used in the Phagli festival in Himachal Pradesh. The tribal masks in this book are a variegated anthology of his collection. An extensive and extraordinary collection from the Kullu Valley, India. Van Groeningen is not an average collector. He is not a collector of art that focuses on beauty and provenance but rather focuses on the stories and people behind the masks.He puts the objects into the context of the religious and cultural settings of the region . “All my masks danced,” he says with a twinkle in his eye. What drives Van Groeningen? How did his collection grow? What makes his masks so appealing to the imagination?

Oct 30, 2020 05:30 PM in Amsterdam

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