Student Show

Presentation of Folakunle Oshuns Artproject “MENDING HISTORIES"

24 Sep 2015

Event times

24. September 2015, 5pm

Cost of entry

free entry

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Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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  • U Leopoldplatz

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A significant number of Traditional African Art pieces which have found their way to Western museums through diverse circumstances were originally not created to serve aesthetic purposes, but more pervasively as religious totems.

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These salient factors are not new to art historians, but not nonetheless these pieces are still found under African Art sections in Western museums without wholesome detail to their individual narratives.

Project Description

This project seeks to examine the perception and contextualization of African art in the West by engaging a younger generation of budding artist /art historians from both sides of the Mediterranean. Students from universities in Nigeria and Germany will be selected to work  as a team in the making of an art piece which ultimately will embody their cultural interjections and historical parallels - affording them the opportunity to trace their histories and the recurring decimals evident in the art of their continents.

A group of volunteer art students in Berlin  will be commissioned to create a clay pot with specific dimensions. The students will then be given the freedom to illustrate imagery which captures their perception of the subject and aesthetic of African art on the pot.

 

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Exhibiting artists

Folakunle Oshun

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