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The Resource Earth Matters : Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne

Earth Matters : Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne

Label
Earth Matters : Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa
Title
Earth Matters
Title remainder
Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa
Statement of responsibility
Karen E. Milbourne
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Featuring more than 100 extraordinary works of art from 1800 to the present, Earth Matters reveals how African individuals and communities have visually mediated their most poignant relationships with the land--whether it be to earth as a sacred or medicinal material, as something uncovered by mining or claimed by burial, as a surface to be interpreted and turned to for inspiration, or as an environment to be protected. Both internationally recognized and emerging contemporary artists are represented, from the continent and diaspora, including El Anatsui, Ghada Amer, Sammy Baloji, Ingrid Mwangi and William Kentridge. Highlights include a pair of rare Yoruba onile figures, a one-of-a-kind Punu reliquary from Gabon, and 3 bocio figures from the personal collection of legendary French dealer Jacques Kerchache. The text includes statements by contemporary African artists including Wangechi Mutu, Clive van den Berg, Allan de Souza, and George Osodi. National Museum of African Art curator Karen E. Milbourne explores how diverse African concepts of healing, the sacred, identity, memory, history, and environmental sustainability have all been formed in relation to the land in this pioneering scholarly study."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milbourne, Karen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7391.65
LC item number
.M55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wangechi Mutu
  • Van den Berg, Clive
  • DeSouza, Allan
  • Osodi, George
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, African
  • Art, African
  • Art, African
  • Land use
  • Environment (Art)
  • Landscapes in art
  • Earthworks (Art)
  • Art, African
  • Art, Modern
  • Africa
Label
Earth Matters : Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, April 22 through January 5, 2014
  • Includes artist's statements by Wangechi Mutu, Clive Van den Berg, Alan deSouza and George Osodi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
826076654
Dimensions
  • illustrations (chiefly colored)
  • 29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781580933704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826076654
Label
Earth Matters : Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, April 22 through January 5, 2014
  • Includes artist's statements by Wangechi Mutu, Clive Van den Berg, Alan deSouza and George Osodi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
826076654
Dimensions
  • illustrations (chiefly colored)
  • 29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781580933704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826076654

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