Thursday, August 06, 2009

Tarzan in Paris

Today’s New York Times features an article by Michael Kimmelman on the “wildly popular” Tarzan exhibit at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, which attempts to capture the many facets of Tarzan.

Kimmelman is not entirely satisfied with the museum’s investigation of the strange amalgam of philosophy, environmentalism, myth and sex that is Tarzan; nor was Esther Bintliff, who reviewed the show for the Financial Times last month and applauded Alex Vernon’s ON TARZAN for its willingness to “interrogate the disturbing context of these images.”