Marion Oster conveys an entire world of ritual magic steeped in her childhood in Africa and interests in non-European civilisations. Enchantment and wonder emerge from kitsch derision thanks to assembling talent. The sacred, which transcends and gives value, is distilled from the religious dimension. The detailed and patient work leads to creations of enormous freedom which brings us to the heart of reinvented folklore and traditions. Marion Oster puts her passion at the service of a collection that brings together a shared sensitivity, from outsider art to peculiar art via popular art. She has for that matter defended the work of these artists in two galleries which she kept fire in the belly (or “Le coeur au ventre”, the name of her second gallery) in Paris, then in Lyon.