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The Urhobo occupy the western fringe of the Niger River delta in southern Nigeria, a region rich in oil reserves. Since the 1970s, the oil industry has brought Nigeria wealth and global attention, but it has also tragically undermined overall economic progress due to the proliferation of flow stations, flares, platforms. forms of drilling and oil pipelines. As rural economies suffered an inevitable decline, the custom of maintaining traditional Urhobo art experienced a parallel atrophy. The resulting decline of Urhobo culture has prompted a reaction from many Urhobo who wish to celebrate and preserve their traditions for future generations. The Museum for African Art in New York is making a major contribution to this effort by presenting Where Gods and Mortals meet, the first exhibition to showcase Urhobo arts. The exhibit features never-before-seen urhobo artwork and footage of cultural performances past and present. The accompanying catalog includes approximately 80 works of art: traditional art dating from the historical period 1850 to 1975, including monumental wooden figures, metal and clay sculptures, masks and costumes accompanied poems and songs; a small selection of contemporary works by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Urhobo by birth and one of Africa's greatest artists; as well as photos and video footage of extraordinary multimedia masquerades.

Author: Perkins Foss
Publisher: Museum for African Art / Snoeck
Condition: used, like new
Language: English
Number of pages: 150
Dimensions: 300 x 240mm
ISBN: 978-0945802365

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 47.5 €)

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Weight1.16 Kg

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