Collecting Africa at Dartmouth
This installation presents the ways in which the aesthetic values and worldviews of different African socities in the past are still relevant to the contemporary social imaginary of the vast majority of people in Africa. Whereas some museums continue to treat canonical African art as vectors of source cultures, this installation emphasizes the individual autonomy of the objects on view. The selection is organized around six themes: Figures, Parliament of Masks, Power Objects, Transitions, Art of Small Things, and Art of Everyday.
Curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi