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Second Skins: Painted Barkcloth from New Guinea and Central Africa

When: recursEvery Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, April 1, 2012 - August 27, 2012; 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays!
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(Beverly Hills / Westside)
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Cross Streets: Sunset Blvd. / Westwood Plaza
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More info: http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/s...

Description

Second Skins juxtaposes two separate traditions of fabricating vibrantly graphic clothing from the inner bark of trees: one shared by diverse peoples who live in and around the Ituri rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the other produced by the mie of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific. Focusing on twentieth century and contemporary iterations of possibly ancient traditions, the exhibition will explore barkcloths contemporary migration from the body to the gallery wall, highlighting the genres artistic inventiveness and the differing ways the two traditions have interacted with the international art market.

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Submitted By: Fowler Museum at UCLA
Tags: Visual Arts, Wheel chair access, Free admissions