African Belief Influences on Contemporary Art Altar

Mar 12, 2008 - Apr 23, 2008

St. John's University

Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Sun Yat Sen Hall
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

Time: Gallery HoursMon. - Wed.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thurs. - Fri.: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.Sat.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone Number: 718.990.7476
Contact: Miriam Schaer

Curated by Liza Papi This exhibition takes a fresh look of African belief influences on ritual of altars and offerings as popular art forms while at the same time reflecting the perceptions of individual artists responding to cultural adaptation and innovation. Thus, this exhibition will show the profound influence of the religious ritual altars on the artists that creating them. The altars presented here pay homage through an ornamental canonization that takes the form of an altar. Comparison between the visual art altars and religious popular/home altar from Mexico: The Day of the Dead, Oaxaca, The Guadalupe Virgen, Sacateca; Brazil: Candomble Altar, Salvador/Bahia; Cuba: Virgen de Regla Altar, Havana; Puerto Rico: Home Santeria Altar, San Domingo, will be explored.

Event Type: Exhibition