Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, the African Studies Gallery strives to stimulate critical thinking and to challenge viewers conventional understanding of Africa as a cultural entity. Through exhibitions and cultural events we seek to mediate African art to the general public, hoping to access the continent's rich and divers heritages.

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July - Mid December 2019

Beats of Beads

Beads and ornamental beadworks have played an important role in the lives of African people. They reflect group identity, age, gender, social status, fashion trends, and are a vehicle through which people store, exchange and transmit wealth.

Curated by Idit Toledano in collaboration with Eti Dayan, Beats of Beads presents different styles of beadworks from several groups of pastorals and agro-pastoral ethnic groups of East Africa, as well as the works of contemporary artist Cyrus Kabiru.

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