AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Henri Matisse

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Masks at the Met

There’s been a resurgence interest in the inscrutable African mask in several museums lately, including this horrible one at the Barbie Museum. Its as if the more evidence there is that the African of the European imagination does not exist in static primitivity, the stronger the attempt to put it back into that caged zoo. Thankfully,