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Guided Tours and Workshops in February

February 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

„Ibedji - twice born“

„Art and myths of the Yoruba“ (age 4 to 12)

The latest thematic exhibition „Ibeji: Twice Born“ will be presented by the author, Aleksandra Prodanović Bojović, curator of the Museum of African Art, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition showcases twin sculptures from the Pavlić collection, gathered at the end of the 1970s in Nigeria, that attest to the exceptional artistic tradition, as well as the beliefs and customs, of the Yoruba people. Museum visitors can also view black and white photographs – double portraits from West Africa, which illustrate the preserved beliefs and notions of twins transposed into new media. This multimedia exhibition includes an interview on twin beliefs with a priest of the traditional Yoruba religion - made by the exhibition author, as well as a selection of short films related to the exhibition topic.

Simultaneously to the guided tour intended for adults, we offer creative workshops for children , 4-12 years of age, themed „Art and Myths of the Yoruba“.

The „Art and Myths of the Yoruba people“ children’s program begins with a tour through the „Ibeji: Twice Born“ exhibition, which presents the artistic achievements, wealth and stylistic diversity of sculptures featuring the twin motif. The children will then continue to learn about the beliefs and art of the Yoruba people from Nigeria at the workshop, in conversation with curators and artists (Marija Ličina / Milica Josimov). They will interpret the ibeji sculptures through stories about the powerful god of thunder, Shango, and the cunning Eshu, whose wiles provoke people to show their charactertraits. Children will be able to make their own depiction of the ibeji sculptures by using drawings and color, shapes, staging a short „play“ based on myth stories, and making objects out of recycled materials.

Entrance fee for the Sunday programs (11-13h): 150 dinars (all ages)

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