From Morocco to Senegal by way of Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali, from Dakar to Zanzibar and from Timbuktu to Harar, the Institut du Monde Arabe – just a few minutes away from our hotels – examines the close links between the Arab-muslim world and sub-Saharan Africa, with 300 pieces of arts, many of which are very rarely seen.
Here’s all the info.
For the first section of the exhibition The Islamic Treasures of Africa – From Timbuktu to Zanzibar, you’ll see how islam spread through sub-Saharan Africa as early as the 8th century, followed by presentations of the art and craftsmanship that resulted from this spread, including the calligraphy of sacred texts.
The next section concentrates more on contemporary art, with some of the region’s most important artists proving the current effervescence of the African art scene.
This is the first time that so many works of art from the region have been brought together, and the exhibition is spread over two levels and 1,100m². A fascinating theme that may well surprise you…
The exhibition The Islamic Treasures of Africa – From Timbuktu to Zanzibar is at the Institut du Monde Arabe (here) until 30th July 2017
Open every day except Mondays from 10am-6pm (7pm weekends and public holidays)
Admission: 12€ / 10€
“State of Beings-Totem” installed. Looking forward to opening “Trésors de l’Islam en Afrique. De Tombouctou à Zanzibar” – 13 April 2017 pic.twitter.com/5rS9LO3xh4
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