Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century. Untitled, Egungun Series, 2011, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Benin, b. 1965, digital exhibition print, 59 x 39 1/4 in., loan from the artist and Jack Bell Gallery, London. © Leonce Agbodjelou, Photo courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery, London.    The Western mythos around masks is familiar, unconcealed. Don a disguise, whether a helmet for a sports match or a costume for a masquerade, and be liberated, freed from a fixed…

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century. Untitled, Egungun Series, 2011, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Benin, b. 1965, digital exhibition print, 59 x 39 1/4 in., loan from the artist and Jack Bell Gallery, London. © Leonce Agbodjelou, Photo courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery, London. The Western mythos around masks is familiar, unconcealed. Don a disguise, whether a helmet for a sports match or a costume for a masquerade, and be liberated, freed from a fixed…

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The Century

Another Icelandic magical sign deserves special attention, since it is reported to give the power to become invisible. Hulinhjálmur (‘helm of disguise’) has to be drawn on a piece of lignite (brown coal) and then pressed against one’s forehead.

Another Icelandic magical sign deserves special attention, since it is reported to give the power to become invisible. Hulinhjálmur (‘helm of disguise’) has to be drawn on a piece of lignite (brown coal) and then pressed against one’s forehead.

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century. Chimera from the Empathic Series,2013, Saya Woolfalk, American, b. 1979, still from single-channel video, 4:12 minutes, © Saya Woolfalk, photo courtesy Leslie Tonkonow, Artworks + Projects, NY.    The Western mythos around masks is familiar, unconcealed. Don a disguise, whether a helmet for a sports match or a costume for a masquerade, and be liberated, freed from a fixed identity and thrown into a space with…

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century. Chimera from the Empathic Series,2013, Saya Woolfalk, American, b. 1979, still from single-channel video, 4:12 minutes, © Saya Woolfalk, photo courtesy Leslie Tonkonow, Artworks + Projects, NY. The Western mythos around masks is familiar, unconcealed. Don a disguise, whether a helmet for a sports match or a costume for a masquerade, and be liberated, freed from a fixed identity and thrown into a space with…

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum looks at African masks as a form of performance art and social commentary.

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