South of the Sahara, Photographs by Marli Shamir
November 15th 2012 - December 15th 2012.
Nataše Njegovanović-Ristić, MAA curator
About the exhibition
In collaboration with the Museum of African Art in Belgrade, “South of the Sahara, Photographs by Marli Shamir” exhibition was taking place at the Museum of Rudnik and Takovo area, Gornji Milanovac.
The collection of photographs by Marli Shamir forms a complete thematic unit and offers an impressive outlook on a part of West Africa through the presentation of its architecture, landscapes, and traditional ways of life, economy, crafts and arts. Although most of the photographs were taken in Mali, the themes they cover encompass the related, much larger area that spreads bellow the Sahara, reaching the tropical forests and, on the other hand, spreading from Senegal to Lake Chad.
The Marli Shamir photos from the "Sahel" series are an important part of the MAA’s photo archive. Because of the passage of time and real changes in situ, they have become even more important to the study, interpretation and presentation of museum objects and the regions they come from. Therefore the Sahel and its architecture, the people and ways of life, as well as the production of different artefacts has been dealt with in the accompanying exhibition catalogue which is illustrated with 43 black and white photographs.