Togo of the kings - Palais de Lomé

Art & Histoire - Publisher Gourcuff Gradenico - Ouvrage relié - 144 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2021

Togo, long before German colonization and Franco-British rule, experimented several ways of managing people and territories. The exhibition describes this management, its hierarchy, the role of chiefs or kings goes hand in hand with the cultural history of the territory and its relations with the neighboring countries of West Africa.

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Model 9782353403370
Artist Art & Histoire
Author Kangni Alem & Gaëtan Noussouglo
Publisher Gourcuff Gradenico
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 144
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 300 x 240
Technique(s) Nombre d’illustrations : environ 140
Published 2021
Museum Palais de Lomé, Togo

Catalogue of the exhibition Togo des Rois, presented at the Palais de Lomé, Togo (2021 - 2022).

The catalogue explores and documents a field that is both spiritual and artistic: the imagination of ancient royalty and chiefdom, and its permanence through time, despite the vicissitudes of history. Spiritual life goes hand in hand with the establishment of rituals, themselves generating various objects or artefacts related to the exercise of the powers of kings and chiefs, resulting from original creations or borrowings.

The exhibition offers a journey through objects collected from current descendants of kingdoms, chiefdoms and traditional communities; it also devotes a place to contemporary creativity highlighting the work of photographers, directors, or the plastic artist Sokey Edorh who questions the symbol of union, very present in the speeches and the vision of the world of royal societies.

This reference work will be an opportunity to dive into the heart of the royalty and chiefdoms of Togo.


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