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 - Where Gods and Mortals Meet. Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art

Title: Where Gods and Mortals Meet. Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art
Description: Distributed Art Pub Inc, 2004. Linnen band met stofomslag. Pp: 151. The Urhobo peoples occupy the western fringe of the Niger River Delta in southern Nigeria, an area with rich oil reserves. Since the 1970's, the petroleum industry has brought worldwide wealth and attention to Nigeria, but tragically it has actually detracted from broad-based economic progress as flow stations, flare-offs, drilling platforms and pipelines have proliferated. As rural economies suffered an inevitable decline, the custom of maintaining traditional Urhobo art has experienced a parallel atrophy. The resultant decline in Urhobo culture has prompted a response among many Urhobo who want to celebrate and preserve their traditions for future generations.nnThe Museum for African Art is proud to make a major contribution to this effort through the presentation of Beauty for the Gods, the first exhibition to showcase Urhobo arts. The exhibition introduces never before seen Urhobo art and footage of cultural performances, from yesterday and today. nnBeauty for the Gods will be comprised of approximately 80 works of art: traditional artworks from the historical period(1850-1975) including monumental wood figures, metal and clay sculpture, masks and costumes with accompanying poetry and song. ISBN: 9789053495063. Cond./Kwaliteit: Goed.

Keywords: 9789053495063

Price: EUR 20.00 = appr. US$ 21.74 Seller: De Slegte
- Book number: 2009941

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