Monday, September 17, 2012

Interplay: Material, Method and Motif in West African Art

On view through October 21 at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa is Interplay: Material, Method, and Motif in West African Art, an exhibition  exploring the dynamic intersections of materials, methods and motifs among the Yoruba, Akan, Bamana, and Cameroon Grasslands cultures. By juxtaposing diverse art forms that share common elements and ideas, Interplay invites viewers to consider the ways in which understanding the relationships between many objects enhances appreciation for each individual object, and increases awareness of the astonishing richness of West African arts. The works on view in the installation have been sourced from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's permanent collection.

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Mud cloth, bogolanfini  -  Bamana, Mali

Information and images courtesy of the Figge Art Museum

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