Contemporary African Art Collection by Jean Pigozzi
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gallery 351- Ethiopia
from 09/01/12 to 04/30/14
Works of Ethiopian artist Gedewon from the Pigozzi collection are on display in the Met's Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas permanent collection. The works can be found in Gallery 351 until September 2013. "This gallery presents an array of forms of expression that developed following the adoption of Christianity as a state religion by the emperor of Aksum, Ezana, in the fourth century." Along with his religious studies, Gedewon was secretly initiated into talismanic art. The purpose of his art was to heal body and soul through ancient patterns, imagery, and invocation.
54th International Art Exhibition ILLUMInazioni ILLUMInations, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy
from 06/04/11 to 11/27/11
The Board of the Venice Biennale appointed Bice Curiger as Director of the Visual Arts Sector, with responsibility for curating the 54th International Art Exhibition that will run June 4 to November 27, 2011 (Preview on June 1-2-3). The title Curiger has chosen for the exhibition is ILLUMInations.
It is a great honour and a privilege to be asked to be the director of the Venice Biennale, one of the worlds most important overviews on contemporary art. I am very much looking forward to the great challenge.
Africa? Una nuova storia, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
from 11/18/09 to 01/16/10
In this exhibition dedicated to contemporary African art, the Caac is showing works by 20 artists from the collection, including:
Amani Bodo Pierre Bodo Frédéric Bruly Bouabré Demba Camara Seni Awa Camara Chéri Chérin Calixte Dakpogan Efiaimbelo Gedewon Romuald Hazoumé Bodys Isek Kingelez Samuel Kané Kwei George Lilanga Esther Mahlangu Abu Bakarr Mansaray Joshua Okorodomeke Richard Onyango Chéri Samba
Take a look at the exhibition:
La Repubblica Roma
Roma Beni Culturali