by Vittorio Carini
Bilingual text in Italian and English
Serie: Artes africanae. Quaderni. Quaderno I.
Price: € 20,00
Vittorio Carini, for those who are frequent visitors to this site and
discussion lists on yahoogroup artes africanae, is very well known and for
many years has been in charge of African arts, both as a collector as a
scholar and a passionate bibliophile.
After the experience of a few years ago with the “home-made" magazine
Archetipo, published in collaboration with the Centro Studi Archeologia
Africana in Milan, after collaborating with the exhibition
(always with the CSAA) and particularly, after the very important
experiences of "A Hidden Heritage. African sculptures in Italian private
Collections", published by the Dalton-Somaré gallery in 2004, Carini
introduces this short and complex creation to inaugurate a new series
dedicated to these aforesaid issues.
On the other hand, Carini had already explored this specific field of
enquiry, the art of the Toma/Loma in 1989 on the already mentioned
magazine Archetipo in an article written in collaboration with
Edmondo Trombetta, Le maschere in miniature Ma della popolazione Loma,
which has continued to be one of the few international benchmarks in
this less popular field.
Gaspari, the young and brave publisher, intends to establish if in Italy
there is (small) room for cultural circulation of the African arts.
Furthermore, the big publishing companies, to publish books ask for large
We can only wish them luck (as collaborators we feel we are directly
involved with the outcome of this project which we hope and assume will be
positive) and therefore, we can advise everyone, including the visitors of
this website that have already seen the virtual exhibition and the writings
of Carini on Toma/Loma and everyone that has already seen or even
downloaded it, to also acquire the paper version, in as much as being a
book, is something different from a purely electronic submission.
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