When Artifact 'Became' Art

From Emergent Africa Tue Nov 27 2012, 11:00:00

The NYTimes profiles an upcoming show "African Art, New York and the Avant-Garde," at the Metropolitan Museum:

The assistant curator of African art at the museum, Ms. Biro will use European and African works, as well as American photographs and ephemera, to illuminate the period between 1914 and 1932, when New York's artists, dealers and connoisseurs first began to appreciate African wood sculptures as art objects rather than ethnographic artifacts. Her exhibition will include about 40 masks, figurative sculptures and other decorative objects from West and Central Africa; paintings that were once exhibited alongside them by artists like Francis Picabia, Constantín Brancusi and Diego Rivera; and photographs by Alfred Stieglitz and Charles Sheeler, among others, drawn from 18 public and private collections as well as the Metropolitan's own holdings.More here

Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Senegal:  Youth Tackle Sex Taboos in Bid to Boost Contraceptive Use (news)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
17 October 2017

Watching as dozens of children don robes and belts for a karate class at a youth centre in western Senegal, Aissatou and her peers are gearing up for a different kind of fight. Armed only with ... [read more]

Sénégal:  Oscars du cinéma 2018 - Alain Gomis et le pays entrent en campagne (news)
Sud Quotidien
17 October 2017

La campagne pour les Oscars a officiellement commencé hier, lundi 16 octobre à la Maison de la Presse, avec la conférence de presse du réalisateur Alain Gomis, dont le film ... [read more]

Afrique:  Le Sénégal élu parmi les 47 membres du conseil des droits de l'homme de l'ONU (news)
Sud Quotidien
17 October 2017

Le Sénégal est élu au Conseil des Droits de l'Homme des Nations Unies (ONU), pour la période 2018-2020, avec 188 voix hier, lundi 16 octobre 2017, à New York, dans ... [read more]

blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!