Selected art works and important artefacts of African culture are on display at the exhibition ‟A look at African Art” at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation from March 23 to April 6.
Jewellery, ritual objects, masks, weapons, rare maps by 17th and 18th century Dutch and French cartographers and paintings by South African painter David Koloane make up the exhibition. They come from the Michael Skoullos collection and are being displayed in Greece for the first time.
In an attempt to demonstrate the wealth and variety of African art, the exhibition also includes important silver artefacts from North Africa where there is a more obvious interaction between the more general trends in African art such as ‟abstraction”, combined with Mediterranean and particularly Islamic influences. This art affected European art movements such as Orientalism and great artist such as Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, August Macke and others.
The exhibition is under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and is a prelude to a more extensive and complete presentation of African culture taking place a year from now.
Entrance to the exhibition is free.
The exhibition is open to the public on weekdays, 18.00- 22.00
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, 206 Piraeus Str, Tavros, Athens