Les Quatre Parties du Monde

In the collection of the Petit Palais museum in Paris, Laurence Aëgerter discovered a series of tapestries, Les Quatre Parties du monde. Inspired by an 18th century allegory of the four continents, Europe, Africa, Asia and America, Laurence Aëgerter imagined a monumental collage. Each element taken out of its original context symbolizes the current state of the globalized world, dehumanized by games of power, subject to the inexorable rise in sea levels. This jacquard tapestry has been woven with yarns made of recycled plastic bottles.