All posts tagged: Stephanie Marin

Le Salon Géologique

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco presents its renewed Salon de Lecture at Villa Sauber. Le Salon de Lecture is a reading room and mediation space based at NMNM’s Villa Sauber renewed for each exhibition by an invited artist or designer. After Adrien Rovero, Antoinette Poisson, Stéphane Magnin, Nathalie Du Pasquier and Andrea Blum, artist Yto Barrada in collaboration with designer Stéphanie Marin was invited to transform this space into a geological salon, inspired by Morocco’s lithological and geological maps.  “Lithology is the study on the formation of rocks and examination of their physical characteristics, as visible at outcrop (the exposed cross sections of rocks) or made visible using core samples or a microscope. Lithology charts colour, texture, grain size, and composition. To translate this data in diagrams, geologists have created a mapping convention, in which colours and patterns represent geological time periods and the composition of the rocks. During my research into fossil craft and forgery in Morocco, I personally discovered this visual vocabulary on beautiful handmade documents in a dusty museum archive. Through this ongoing …