shows around the world
L. Pescador, 1995
Femmes dans les arts d'Afrique
October 10th 2008 – July 12th 2009
35 bis, rue Paul Valéry
is the title of the new annual exhibition of the Dapper Museum in Paris,
from October 10th 2008 to July 12th 2009.
hundred and fifty masterpieces of African art not only from extensive
collections of the private museum in Paris but also from many European
institutions, such as the Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central in Tervuren, the
Musee d'Ethnographie in Antwerp, the Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde in
Monaco, the African Museum in Berg en Dal, the Rietberg Museum in Zurich,
the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva and the same Louvre.
The dazzled eyes of
passionate visitors are not only watching the «usual» superstars, such as
the «Bangwa Queen» already
seen last year at the Rietberg and the subject of myriad publications and
exhibitions, but also many unpublished pieces, all of great aesthetic value
and quality that distinguishes the Dapper.
Mothers and/or Queens,
women represented by traditional African artists present a remarkable
variety of symbolic incarnations and, of course, represent one of the most
important and significant themes of all African arts.
Among the essays published
in the catalogue, edited by Christiane Falgayrettes-Leveau, to be noted the
texts by Jean-Paul Colleyn and Anne-Marie Bouttiaux.