Journal of World Philosophies 4 (2):55-60 (2019)

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What happens when a gallery space dedicated to exhibiting European art is interrupted by introducing African art objects? This essay reviews a temporary exhibition that introduced works of art from Africa, the property of Berlin’s Ethnologisches Museum, into the exhibition space of the Bode Museum, whose collection consists of European art objects from the Classical to the Baroque periods. I offer a reading that is quite different than the curators’, proposing art museums as institutions where philosophies are expressed in the form of art objects.
Keywords African art  Berlin Bode Museum  Beyond Compare  European art  art as philosophy
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