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Sphinx of Taharqa, c. 680 BC© The Trustees of the British Museum
Sphinx of Taharqa, c. 680 BC
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Taharqa: The Black Pharaoh
COPENHAGEN  •  Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek  •  10 April - 28 June 2015
 

This exhibition focuses on a particular chapter in Egyptian history in which the Nubian rulers tipped the balance, gaining power over the Egyptian kingdom.

From around 750 BCE, and for the next 100 years, the black pharaohs appear almost more Egyptian than the Egyptians themselves: a period which reaches its culmination with Taharqa – the most powerful black pharaoh of them all.

The exhibition presents a series of works which sum up a time when Egyptian and African fuse together: one illustration of this is the prominent loan from the British Museum of a classic Egyptian sphinx with Taharqa’s clearly negroid features. At the same time the exhibition also emphasises how the African roots of the Nubians show through in connection with their funerary customs, just as their culture remained markedly influenced by the Egyptians in the following period when the Nubians were finally driven out again.



Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Website


Contact: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Dantes Plads 7
DK- 1556 Copenhagen V
Denmark
Tel: ( 45) 33 41 81 41

Lara Favaretto; We all fall down
COPENHAGEN  •  Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek  •  26 March - 14 June 2015
 
 
In recent years Italian artist Lara Favaretto has made a strong impression on the international art scene with site-specific installations that combine the monumental with the ephemeral. We all fall down

The installation We all fall down (2012) consists of a glass-framed room in which four industrial fans slowly blow around a huge quantity of coloured confetti, prompting it into sluggish movement. The vast dunes of confetti change constantly, like a landscape or like the relics of a party. A meditative and visual journey with no beginning and no end; one in which Favaretto invites all viewers to suspend time as they lose themselves in the sight of millions of tiny dancing pieces of paper.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Website


Contact: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Dantes Plads 7
DK- 1556 Copenhagen V
Denmark
Tel: ( 45) 33 41 81 41



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