Beyond Compare: Art from Africa in the Bode-Museum

  • through June 2, 2019
  • Bode-Museum, Berlin
The exhibition introduces superlative works of art from Africa from the Museum of Ethnology into the peerless sculpture collection of the Bode-Museum. Pairs of sculptures from both continents are placed throughout the collection, and a special-exhibition gallery addresses specific themes, revealing possible correlations including historic contemporaneity, iconographic and technological similarities, and artistic strategies, while exposing contracts, as with depictions of motherhood, which rely on different visual languages in Africa and Europe and convey different messages.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker
Exhibition view

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