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June 1, - September 25, 2017 (The second half of the exhibition begins from August 1, 2017.)
HETEROGENEOUS ART OF AFRICA
HETEROGENEOUS ART OF AFRICA
HETEROGENEOUS ART OF AFRICA
Pursuing straight lines, circles, repetitive of the same shapes, realism like a photography were aesthetic sense in Europe after the ancient Greek era. However, African masks, tools, and statures which were initially the collection in the museum of ethnology captured young artists’ hearts in Paris in early 20th century. These were completely different from the European aesthetic sense that influenced them to create new forms, colors and concepts which leaded to “Cubism”. African forms give us interesting configurations, shapes, expressions, and material textures that attract people’s feelings and emotions. Over several hundred years, each ethnic group selected forms and expressions uniquely derived from their roots. More and more their works of art were inspired by their spirit and we too can experience their hopes of surviving, existing, and living. It is sometime difficult to determine what was a source to get an idea to create such interesting forms. This exhibition introduces mysterious forms.
Nominal Support: Embassy of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania, Embassy of Burkina Faso, Embassy of the Republic of Mali, Hokuto City, Hokuto City Board of Education, YBS Yamanashi Broadcast, UTY Yamanashi, Nihon Network Service, Yamanashi Nichinichi Shinbun, The Asahi Shinbun Yamanashi-prefecture, The Mainichi Daily News Yamanashi prefecture, The daily Yomiuri Yamanashi prefecture, Yatsugatake Journal, Yamanashi Shinpou, and FM Yatsugatake
April 1, – May 29, 2017
FORMS OF SPIRITS
THE DOOR
THE DOOR
Various ethnic groups live in the world and each of them has an original creation mythology. Within this mythology, a diversity of spirits appears. Moreover, they have their own animist beliefs, which resulted in them performing rituals. Masks, textiles, and tools used for the rituals were created with each group’s own unique patterns and styles. This exhibition introduces artworks that are related to the people’s prayers from Africa, Oceania, Philippines, Indonesia, Himalaya, and Asia.
Nominal Support: Embassy of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Embassy of Burkina Faso, Embassy of the Republic of Mali, Australian Embassy, New Zealand Embassy, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nepal, Hokuto City, Hokuto City Board of Education, YBS Yamanashi Broadcast, Yamanashi Nichinichi Shinbun, The Asahi Shinbun Yamanashi-prefecture, The Mainichi Daily News Yamanashi prefecture, The daily Yomiuri Yamanashi prefecture, Yatsugatake Journal, and FM Yatsugatake.
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