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Phyllis Galembo: Masquerade, a Decade



© Phyllis GalemboAgot Dance Group, Etikpe Village, Cross River, NigeriaCourtesy Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
© Phyllis Galembo
Agot Dance Group, Etikpe Village, Cross River, Nigeria
Courtesy Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
Phyllis Galembo: Masquerade, a Decade
NETHERLANDS
AMSTERDAM  •  Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam  •  Ongoing
 
 

American photographer Phyllis Galembo has an obsessive love for attires and garments which people from different parts of Africa are wearing during religious and profane celebrations and rites. Galembo: “The link between these 2 continents is kept alive by stories of suppression and the Diaspora, and by their rituals, brought to a higher level by art”.

Galembo’s images can be disconcerting because the photographer abstains from every form of décor or sty¬lization, thus drawing the spectator’s eye directly towards the ‘living statues’. The natural extra¬vagance of the dresses with their beads, shells, feathers and waste matter, evokes all sorts of in¬voluntary associations with haute couture shows in Paris.

Her work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Metropolitan Mu¬seum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Chazen Museum of Art, TANG Museum, New York Public Library, and the Polaroid Corporation.



Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam Website


Contact: Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
Weteringschans 83 . 1017 RZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: (31) 20 42 35 423

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