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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 world’s 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 11/19/09 to 01/17/10


Roma.Africa? Una nuova storia: dal 19 novembre 2009 al 17 gennaio 2010 il Complesso del Vittoriano ospita per la prima volta nella capitale una grande mostra che vuole far conoscere larte contemporanea africana attraverso 80 opere tra dipinti, sculture, istallazioni, video di 30 artisti di diverse generazioni nati nei Paesi dellAfrica Sub-Sahariana. Lesposizione, a cura di André Magnin, è divisa in due sezioni: La Collezione Pigozzi di Arte Contemporanea Africana presenta le opere di artisti provenienti dalla celebre Collezione di Jean Pigozzi, il più importante collezionista di arte contemporanea africana; la sezione ArtistiAfricani è costituita dalle opere di artisti indicati da diverse Ambasciate di Paesi africani.

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Press articles: La Repubblica Roma, EventiaRoma.it, Global Project, Roma Beni Culturali, Eclipse Magazine, Cultura Italia, UnDo.Net, Cultura Lazio

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In this exhibition dedicated to contemporary African art, the Caac is showing works by 20 artists from the collection


African Art Now, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
from 01/29/05 to 06/05/05


Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Upper Brown Pavilion
Photos: ©Tom Dubrock

Major, lavishly illustrated study of contemporary art being produced by the leading artists working in sub-Saharan Africa Painters, photographers, sculptors and installation artists are represented from nineteen countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo Artists include Frederic Bruly Bouabre, Seydou Keita, Samuel Kane Kwei, Cheri Samba and Malik Sidibe, among many others A rare glimpse into the latest currents in contemporary African art, showing how artists share an awareness of both local and global cultures, thereby acknowledging the complex heritage that African artists face today




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