TRANSFIGURATIONS | 2021

Hermitage invites people to take a fresh look at masks of other kinds created on the African continent in the 1800s and 1900s. Today when the mask has all but become a symbol of modern times, many aspects of this type of African plastic art might be comprehended differently from before. Around 100 items have been selected for the display, demonstrating the diversity of forms, devotion to traditions and the ideological potential of masks. The exhibition has been created on the basis of the collections of the State Hermitage and the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), as well as private collections.

ART COLLECTOR | SKETCH ARTIST

Hermitage State Museum
“ Transfigurations
African Masks of the 19th -20th Centuries”

St. Peterborough. Russia
25.06.2021 – 12.12.2021

HIDDEN SYMBOLISM OF AFRICAN HAIRSTYLE ART | 2021

“It’s your crowning glory, the top of your knot,the pinnacle of your person, your icing on the cake. It’s your hair and you don’t feel good unless your hair looks good.But what does it say about you? Your life, your personal style, your place in the community?”

ART COLLECTOR | SKETCH ARTIST

Hermitage State Museum.
Exhibition
“African hair styles and culture “
Graphic Art Works

St. Peterborough. Russia
26.06.2021 – 12.12.2021