Between Art and Artefact

January - September 2012

  • Breaking away from the customary way of presenting African art, the first exhibition of the African Studies Gallery Between Art and Artefacts challenges the viewer's concept of art by re-assembling the artefacts according to the continent’s socio-political diversity, rather than geography. The exhibition focuses on indigenous African artefacts, with an emphasis on objects that do not conform to Western expectations of art and, moreover, African art.

    The objects on view source from different parts of Africa including the Kuba kingdom, the Chokwe chiefdoms and Senufo, and are mainly utilitarian: textiles, currency tokens, traditional weapons, chairs, cups and combs. Displaying the artefacts in the context of a modern Western gallery, Between Art and Artefact seeks to entice the viewer to question the conventional boundaries of art.

    Between Art and Artefact

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    The African Studies Gallery
    Alrov Tower, floor 22
    3 Shadal Street
    Tel Aviv, 66883

    Curator: Idit Toledano
    Exhibition Design: Studio Esh-Binimov
    Web Design: Nadine Rotem-Stibbe
    Online Editor: Maya Brandwine
    Web Development: Théo Goedert


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    Opening Hours

    Sunday-Thursday 10am-5pm
    Friday & Saturday - Gallery is Closed