“Aloalo: Mahafaly Sculptures of the Efiaimbelos”

Since the 18th-century, the Mahafaly people of South Madagascar have created tomb sculptures called aloalo, which commemorate deceased individuals with vertical, polelike totems carved from wood. This show focuses on the work of Efiaimbelo, an aloalo practitioner noted for his vibrantly colored, modernizing takes on the tradition. On his death in 2006, he passed on his practice to his son and grandson, who have continued his life’s work to become aloalo disciples in their own right. Their sculptures join Efiaimbelo’s in this showcase of the family’s remarkable achievements.
Venue name: Perrotin New York
Address: 130 Orchard St New York 10021
Cross street: between Delancey and Rivington StsOpening hours: Wed–Sun 10am–6pmTransport: Subway: F to Delancey St; M, J, Z to Essex St

Event website: http://www.perrotin.com

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