Vue de l'exposition "Recettes des dieux, l'esthétique du fétiche"
03 Feb 2009 10 May 2009

Recipes of the Gods

Fetish aesthetics

The exhibition provides the opportunity to discover the « shapeless » artefects; a category of African artefacts that are relatively unknown to the European public.

About the exhibition

These are divinatory artefacts, often called « fetishes » in which the human form is concealed or not recognized.
Metamorphoses, additions and superimposed layers invest these artefacts with a memory that only the soothsayer can decipher.
The exhibition deals with the different ways of representing the invisible without having to resort to human representation: the most banal-looking artefact - a shapeless mass, a bulging sack, a horn - may sometimes be more sacred, more important than a recognizable anthropomorphic sculpture.
Recipe of the Gods is an assembly of artefacts and materials. As such, the exhibition draws its inspiration just as much from contemporary art installations, as from the altar of and African soothsayer.

  • Curator

    • Nanette Jacomijn Snoep
  • Place:   Galerie Jardin
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 03 February 2009 at Sunday 10 May 2009
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions