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UNIVERSAL FOLKLORE @ PERMEKEMUSEUM/ MU.ZEE
CURATED BY ILSE ROOSENS
JUNE 3 - OCTOBER 21, 2018
2D AND 3D SCULPTURES
Like Constant Permeke’s, the works of Farah Atassi and Tramaine de Senna manifest a keen interest in folkloric motifs. The artists copy and mix the imagery of objects that are often situated in an ethnographic or design context, such as carpets, masks or toys. In the first half of the twentieth century, Permeke and several of his contemporaries adopted the forms of African masks and sculptures. They were motivated by a fascination with the aesthetic qualities of the objects.