La Disparition de la Vierge Marie du Vol Charter Paris-Bamako [The disappearance of the Virgin Mary on the flight from Paris to Bamako]

Scope and Content

Mail Art. This image, collaged on a photocopy of inflight life jacket instructions, uses seven collage stamp faces of Marianne (standing for the Virgin Mary) with additional collage stamps of airplanes. It addresses the situation of African migrants who are deported from European countries. The disappearance of the Virgin Mary refers to the lack of humanity in those countries.

Access Information

Collection currently on display in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 23rd March 2019.

Restrictions Apply

Acquisition Information

The donation was made to SOAS Library in June 2018 by Elsbeth Court, an academic who teaches African Art on the IFCELS course at SOAS, with the support and agreement of the artist Hassan Musa.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

brown paper envelope 23cm x 32cm

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in the artwork of Hassan Musa assigned to SOAS by the artist, 2018. Copyrights persist in other images and texts. The user is advised to investigate copyrights before making any re-use of this material.