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Cargo Cult

For ten years, Romain Bernini has develop a work where the figurative tradition is steeped in modern and contemporary questions of painting: the relationship to space, exchange with reproduction, trips between mythology and popular culture.

Romain Bernini and curator Olivier Michelon approached us to design the catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Cargo Cult’ at Château de Taurines, Centrès, France.

The title itself ‘Cargo Cult’ is defined as a system of belief based around the expected arrival of ancestral spirits in ships bringing cargoes of food and other goods.

The book was thought of as one of those container, a black box exposing whomever will open it to the enigmatic world of Romain Bernini.