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Kunstforum Berliner Volksbank
Thu 18 September - Sun 30 November 2008
That there is great interest in African art is largely due to its influence on modernist art. African sculptures have long since become a familiar sight among displays of contemporary art.
In its current exhibition in the Kunstforum of the Berliner Volksbank, the Horstmann Collection invites visitors to enter into a dialogue of a unique and special kind. Its various masterpieces, which have been studiously gathered together over the course of several decades by Mr and Mrs Horstmann, both avid collectors, have now been brought face to face with artworks from Ancient Egypt. Rather than outlining to visitors the web of historical connections and the various routes of cultural transfer between pieces of African and Ancient Egyptian art, the exhibition in the Kunstforum instead makes the formal and stylistic analogies between the two clearly visible by directly juxtaposing them with each other.
The exhibition is the result of a joint project between the Kunstforum of the Berliner Volksbank and the National Museums in Berlin (the Ethnological Museum and the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection).
Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung