The Serpentine presents a major survey of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, whose career spans six decades, two continents and numerous photographic genres through his work with studio portraiture, photojournalism, editorial commissions and wider social commentary. A major survey of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, whose career as a studio portraitist, photojournalist and Black lifestyle photographer spans six decades and records major social and political changes in London and Accra.
At the Tribal Art Fair you can find objects from Oceania, Africa, Asia and North and South America. The exhibition include jewellery, sculptures, textiles, masks, implements and furniture. All objects at the Fair will be judged by experts of that region. At the TAF Amsterdam, twenty renowned art dealers from Holland and abroad will display their best pieces.
Art works from European estates and private collections. The Munich private collection of Dr. Walter Grasser. The Dutch collection of Piet Lepelaar (Part II). Works of art touch us. Works of art challenge us. Whether realistic or abstract, traditional or groundbreakingly modern. They cast a spell on us and invite us to take a closer look at them. This succeeds in an impressive way with these three imposing sculptures from Nigeria and the Congo. Two figures that diametrically present the principle of femininity: the young bowl-bearing woman, turned towards life, full of love, passion and devotion; the older one, carrying protection and care, whose habitus and rich scarification point to a fulfilled life. In radical contrast to this is the angular, powerful guardian figure. She still possesses most of her paraphenalia and thus all her magical power.
This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. A selection of more than 50 works on loan from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, including those by newly discovered Nigerian artist Alice Osayewe, are shown alongside works from the Harvard Art Museums permanent collections, such as a recently acquired contemporary photograph by Afro-futurist artist Alexis Peskine.
Be your best. This is the quest that the greatest of heroes model for us. Through their journeys, struggles, and triumphs, exceptional individuals exemplify values that we celebrate in tales of heroic accomplishment. Through art, artists tell such stories—stories of the world’s current complexity, but also visions of a world that could yet be. Heroes: Principles of African Greatness features artworks from the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection that tell the story of key heroic principles and personages in Africa’s arts and history. Throughout, core values are considered as each artwork is paired with a specific historic African individual who embodies the value expressed in the selected work. Discover Africa’s heroes—some well-known, others perhaps surprising—and see artworks in new ways.