Named after the last queen of Guinea-Bissau, the OKINKA African Art Exhibition exhibition presents a stunning collection of over fifty pieces of precious African art work to the Singapore audience. Exhibited for the first time, visitors will have the chance to appreciate the extensive collection of bronze and wooden African sculptures, including twenty exquisite and rare masterpieces.
Gathered from indigenous ethnic communities of several African countries such as Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast and Gabon, each sculpture or artifact tells its own intriguing cultural story. For example, the collection consists of a handful of skillfully crafted wooden masks which well encapsulates the role of visual expression in Africa.
The specially curated selection also reveals the stylistic influences African sculptures exert on modernist artists such as the renowned Pablo Picasso. At the exhibition, one can readily view and admire the different styles of human forms depicted in African sculpture, particularly those eye-catching pieces which have sparked Picasso’s rebellion against Western ideals of beauty and – unknown to many – inspired the Cubism movement.
Venue: THE ART SPACE @ SUNTEC, Suntec City Mall Tower 1, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-448/449, Singapore 038983
When: 22 Jul - 30 Aug 2015, 10am - 10pm