THE TROPICS: VIEWS FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE GLOBE. Ed. by Alfons Hug et al. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2008. Organized by Goethe-Institut, Berlin, in association with Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin. Published by Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld. Distributed in the U.S.A. by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, New York. 344 pp. with 220 ills. (206 col.). 32 x 24 cm. ISBN 9783866781665 In English.
Underscoring the artistic and cultural complexity of the tropics, this catalogue documents an unusual exhibition that brought together wide-ranging pre-colonial and colonial art and artifacts from Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania, along with contemporary works by some 40 international artists who address various related themes, presenting a diverse array of pottery, masks, weapons, costumes, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and installations.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — Several Periods — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 032590
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