When Artifact 'Became' Art

From Emergent Africa Tue Nov 27 2012, 06:00:00

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:

Nigeria:   Borno Govt to Relocate Displaced (news)
Premium Times
30 August 2016

The Borno Government announced on Tuesday that it planned to immediately relocate Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Konduga, Mafa and Dikwa local government areas taking refuge in Maiduguri ... [read more]

Africa:   Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Arrives Nigeria in First Africa Trip (news)
Premium Times
30 August 2016

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria on a business research trip. Mr. Zuckerberg touched down in Lagos Tuesday afternoon and had his first stop at Co-Creation Hub, a technology innovative ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Air Force Helicopter Destroys New Boko Haram Camp - Army (press release)
Premium Times
30 August 2016

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has destroyed a new Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Camp located between Malam Fatori and Kangarwa in Northern Borno. Air Force said it carried out the attack during a ... [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!