Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Perrotin Paris opens an exhibition dedicated to the aloalo of Efiaimbelo and his disciples

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View of the exhibition Aloalo, Sculptures Mahafaly des Efiaimbelos Perrotin Paris (June 2 – July 28, 2018) Photo: Claire Dorn © Courtesy of the artist & Perrotin.
PARIS---In collaboration with André Magnin, African art expert, Perrotin Paris is presenting an exhibition dedicated to the aloalo of Efiaimbelo and his disciples. Efiaimbelo, Madagascan sculptor deceased in 2006, owned his knowledge to his great grandfather Soroboko. Over the years, he developed his art and passed it on to his son Jacques Jean Efiaimbelo, and his grandson Jean Colomb Efiaimbelo, their turn becoming “disciples” of the art. Today, only five members of the clan perpetuate this unique practice in the same style as their distinguished inspirer. Usually sculpted out of Mendorave, a very dense, rare and sacred wood exclusively cut and handled by sculptors; the aloalo is a vertical sculpture that reaches about 2 meters high (6.5 feet) divided in two distinct parts.[More]
View of the exhibition Aloalo, Sculptures Mahafaly des Efiaimbelos Perrotin Paris (June 2 – July 28, 2018) Photo: Claire Dorn © Courtesy of the artist & Perrotin.