Une Visite guidée a l'exposition "Earth Matters"

  • July 28, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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This visit is guided and in French. Our guider will meet us in the reception area.

 

Listen to the news today and you will notice how many of the reports focus on territorial disputes or how best to access resources within the land or to protect the environment. These are issues that shape our times and they lie at the heart of this exhibition. Looking through the lens of Africa, Earth Matters focuses on the very creative and visual ways in which individuals and communities negotiate complex relationships with the land beneath their feet and the earth at large.

The works of art included within these galleries reflect the ideas and issues of the artists' choosing. More than 40 artists from 24 of Africa's 55 nations have employed media as diverse as ceramic, textile, film, drawing, printmaking, photography, wood, and mixed-media sculpture and installations to explore
what is meant by the word earth,
how the earth serves as a home to the ancestors and as a source for sacred and healing powers,
how the earth's underground and surface spaces have inspired numerous, compelling metaphorical associations, and,
the ways in which the arts can effect positive change on the earth and its environments.
Dating from approximately 1800 to the present day, these artworks document changing relationships to the land from the time that international slave trade was illegalized, voluntary international travel became increasingly possible, colonization began, and the mining practices that fueled the Industrial Revolution intensified. The reverberations from these changes can still be felt and seen today.

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  • Kesly F.

    It was interesting and inspirational!

    July 28, 2013

    • Mer

      Merci d'être venu!

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Une visite guidée très instructive et une merveilleuse opportunité de voir cette exhibition que je n'aurais pas eu l'idée d'aller voir sinon.

    July 28, 2013

    • Mer

      Merci d'être venu!

      July 28, 2013

  • erika

    tres interesant! j'ai adore de participer! merci pour l'invitation :)

    July 28, 2013

    • Mer

      Merci d'être venu!

      July 28, 2013

  • semenawit g.

    This was my first meet-up with this group and enjoyed it. The guide was very pleasant and the group was friendly.

    July 28, 2013

    • Mer

      Merci d'être venu!

      July 28, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Please plan another museum visit! I'll be out of town but would enjoy attending a future event and meet all of you!

    1 · July 22, 2013

    • Mer

      Don't worry Diane, there will be another one soon.

      July 24, 2013

  • Sara H.

    So its a guided visit? Is it in French?

    July 24, 2013

    • Mer

      Hi Sara, yes it is guided and in French.

      July 24, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Sara's question is good. Hope Meetup will have more of these! Great opportunity to explore interests and meet members with similar interests!

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am sorry I will be out of town, see you in the next one

    June 29, 2013

    • Mer

      -*:(

      July 22, 2013

  • semenawit g.

    I look forward to my first meet-up with this group. What an exciting topic!!!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Where do we meet?!

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mais oui......

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • erika

    looking forward to refresh my French knowledge... and what a better way of talking about our lovely planet!! :) `a bien t^ot :D

    1 · June 23, 2013

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