Current exhibition

“Kotoko Equestrians, Guardians of the Soul”
From the Pierluigi Peroni Collection

Exhibition by Marija Ličina, curator

December 26th 2013 - October 30th 2014



We announce the next date of our program for all ages


Guided Tour through the “Kotoko Equestrians, Guardians of the Soul“
& Creative Workshop for Kids age 3 to 13

Sunday, August 24th, from 11am to 1 pm,
at the Museum of African Art

More than three hundred objects displayed at the “Kotoko Equestrians, Guardians of the Soul” exhibition will provide a rich inspiration for the kids to shape their own art works – horseman statuettes in clay – at the workshop guided by Milica Josimov, sculptor. At the same time, older visitors will be given guided tour through the current exhibition, with curators of the Museum of African Art (Dragan Mišković / Marija Ličina).

The exhibition „Kotoko Equestrians, Guardians of the Soul“showcases talismans of the Kotoko people, casted in bronze in the shape of miniature equestrian figures, which are only few centimeters large. These talismans, known as the “Kotoko equestrians” were worn as pendants on necklacess and bracelets and they had an important function of protecting a man’s soul from the erratic spirits.

The objects presented at the exhibition belong to Italian collector of African Art, Pierluigi Peroni. His collection was first shown in 2011 in Milan, at the Passion Oratory of the St. Ambrogio Basilica.

The promotional price is 100 dinars per person (all ages)


Troubles with African Modernity

Zoran Ćirjaković

Talks as part of the “Contexts and Representations” programme
Thursday, August 28th 2014, at the Museum of African Art, Andre Nikolića Street No 14

Themes for thought:

  • What does being modern in Sub-Saharan Africa entail?
  • How is the concept of modernity understood south of the Sahara?
    Parallel, hybrid and alternative African modernities, or “modernity is somewhere else”
  • What is the meaningful way to observe Sub-Saharan Africa in the context of the “postmodern condition”?
    What do “post” theories and insights tell us about African modernities
  • How does the Sub-Saharan context affect the vernacularisation of key modern ideas, aesthetics and frameworks?
    Problems of translation, glocalisation and hybridisation in Sub-Saharan worlds
  • The birth of vernacular cosmopolitanism: the global Touba.

The talks are part of the “Contexts and Representations” programme conceptualised by Ana Sladojević.
Program coordinator at the Museum is Emilia Epštajn, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is our pleasure to present

The Museum of African Art's FIRST E-Publication


Author: Ana Sladojević, PhD

Muzej afričke umetnosti, Konteksti i reprezentacije

“The Museum of African Art: Contexts and Representations” by art theoretician Ana Sladojević, PhD, is a new book which will be available and free to download on the Museum’s official web-site (Publications > E-Publications) on May 5th, 2014. The book is an edited version based on the doctoral dissertation defended at the Group for Theory, Arts and Media, part of the Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Arts in Belgrade, under the mentorship of Professor Nevena Daković, PhD. Apart from being the first doctoral dissertation that deals with the Museum of African Art: the Veda and dr Zdravko Pečar Collection, in the wider context of African arts representations, this book is at the same time the first exclusively electronic publication of the Museum, available to all on the museum’s web page.

The Forward to the book was written by Olga Manojlović Pintar, PhD, who in the field of the theoretical considerations of African arts representations in Serbia, states the following: Succeeding the pioneering project of Dejan Sretenović “Black Body, White Masks”, the book by Ana Sladojević, “The Museum of African Art: Contexts and Representations”, is a valuable contribution to this complex issue. She has offered answers to the mentioned questions, but at the same time opened new topics for consideration. By deliberating on the problems of the representation of the cultures and civilisations of Africa, she has clearly underlined the impossibility of simplified equalisation of Yugoslav practices with the imperialistic politics of European metropolises, as well as the unsustainability of insisting on a filtered approach devoid of dominant cultural content that were the product of modernist times. (Manojlović Pintar, 2014: viii)

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