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September 28, - November 30, 2017
THE ETERNAL STATUE
THE ETERNAL STATUE
THE ETERNAL STATUE
African aesthetic is different from European aesthetic that realistic and well-ordered things are not considered “beauty”. Because of their important is in spiritual nature, largely deforming to express spirit and focusing to close up a necessary part are realistic and recognize as “beauty”. Statues are not exception that also represent African ethnic groups’ spirits and beliefs. Therefore, statues were made by various ethnic groups in Africa. Although the kinds of statues are varieties such as God, ancestor, human figures, and more, almost all of them are figures which divine spirits were summoned. Moreover, these were all created for a purpose of praying. This exhibition focuses on introducing African statues. 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. Please enjoy the origins of their spiritual creation with their hopes of surviving.
Nominal Support: Embassy of the Republic of Mali, Embassy of Burkina Faso, 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, 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

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