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Egungun! Power Concealed

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© Courtesy of the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Egungun! Power Concealed
Curated by: Timothy R. Landry

500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
August 31st, 2012 - December 30th, 2012

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egungun costume and undergarments, video-art

DESCRIPTION

In a gallery adjacent to the African Gallery Reinstallation, Timothy Landry, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, will guest curate the focus exhibition Egungun! Power Concealed. This exhibition is based upon research Landry recently completed in the West African nation of Benin. Egungun are powerful Yoruba ancestors who are periodically summoned by their descendants to bring blessings and counsel to the world of the living. This exhibition will feature a lavishly sequined, full body egungun costume and undergarments and will project a video of an egungun in performance.