Cosmogony

This year the Cobra Museum has a special focus on art from different parts of Africa. In doing so, they follow the example of a number of Cobra artists in their fascination for African art. In the autumn they present the exhibition Cosmogony: Zinsou, an African Art Collection with a selection of 110 works of art by 37 African artists, from different countries and from different generations. The Cobra Museum supplements this imaginative exhibition with an original program of activities.

The selection of artworks, consisting of sculptures, photography…

This year the Cobra Museum has a special focus on art from different parts of Africa. In doing so, they follow the example of a number of Cobra artists in their fascination for African art. In the autumn they present the exhibition Cosmogony: Zinsou, an African Art Collection with a selection of 110 works of art by 37 African artists, from different countries and from different generations. The Cobra Museum supplements this imaginative exhibition with an original program of activities.

The selection of artworks, consisting of sculptures, photography, paintings and installations, was presented around the theme of ‘Cosmogony’ and refers to the study of the creation of the cosmos. This concept has led to several themes in this exhibition: ‘Alphabet and Codes’, ‘Identity and Memory’,  ‘Life As It Comes’, ‘Pose and Staging ‘, ‘Critical Reflection’, ‘Mythology and Symbols’ and ‘Metamorphoses’. Exhibiting this collection in this context has been done with the desire to raise awareness among people of the vibrant contemporary art scene that is present all over the African continent. In addition to internationally recognized names such as Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Cyprien Tokoudagba, Mallick Sidibé, Chéri Samba and Zanele Muholi, they also came into contact with young talent, giving them a better idea of ​​the modern influences that shape the contemporary experience alongside cultural traditions. in Africa.

Image,
Emo de Medeiros, Surtenture #4 (… and the Dreams of Thunder Permeate the String of Inflections), 2015, Zinsou Collection, courtesy of the artist c/o Pictoright 2022

When

  • Every tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday until january 8th, 2023 from 10:00 to 17:00

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Cobra Museum Amstelveen
Sandbergplein 1
1181 ZX Amstelveen
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