01/17/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/17/2023 18:13
Hermes silk scarf, Le Carre d'Hermes inspired by Bamileke elephant masks. This exceptional creation pays tribute to this heritage.
THE POWER OF PRIMITIVE AND ANCESTRALAFRICAN HERITAGE
THE SYMBOLIC AND AUTHENTIC
Join us for a unique exhibit highlighting Magni Marianne Bema's collection
of Art, Textiles and Fashions of Grassified Peoples in Cameroon, Bridging the Arts
in the United States and Africa.
Malibu's Magni Marianne Gisele Bema will exhibit fifty works of original
Bamileke ethnicity art, textiles, fashions and artifacts from Cameroon from January 21 - 28
at De Frens, 790 Hampshire Rd., Suite B, Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91361.
The unique, professionally curated exhibit thrilled crowds at the Chemin des
Chiefdoms, as part of the Cameroonian season at the Musée du Quai Branly
Jacques Chirac in Paris in the Summer of 2022.
On show are nearly 50 works of art from grassified peoples in Cameroon
and Africa. The event will highlight visible works and the invisible traditions
behind them. Objects de art include displays of visual arts, costume designers,
culinary traditions, photographic works, and musical instruments with a strong link
with the Bamileke traditions.
The objective of the exhibition is to inventory grassfield works that have
arrived in one way or another, in the United States. The curator of the exhibition
intends by these historical objects to trace the link between these ancient
masterpieces that continue to inspire contemporary art and to celebrate the heritage
of grassified peoples in the United States. The exhibited Cameroonian arts have
inspired artists, including Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse and recently, La Maison
Hermès. Attendees are invited to gather amidst the masterpieces and enjoy dialog
about the ancestral objects, including masks, royal fabrics, beaded objects, and to
enjoy dance, music and storytelling. Join us and taste authentic Bamieleke traditional cuisine and spices.
Sat, January 21, 2023,
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
790 Hampshire Road #suite b
Westlake Village, CA 91361