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Sokari Douglas Camp: Play and Display

Solo show at Museum of Mankind. 1995 - 1996
Date: 28 September, 1995 until 17 March, 1996
Organiser: Museum of Mankind

In 1995, the Museum of Mankind was the venue for Play and Display: Steel Masquerades from Top to Toe, an exhibition of Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp. The Museum of Mankind existed between 1970 and 1997, and was a branch of the British Museum, located in Mayfair. Decidedly ethnographic and anthropological in its remit, it mounted exhibitions and delivered a programme accordingly. Its senior personnel were anthropologists and archaeologists, and the museum’s emphasis was very much on objects from Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia.

The exhibition consisted of Douglas Camp’s characteristic sculptures of figures, made of welded steel, and evocative of her own cultural history and her identity as a Londoner. Play and Display: Steel Masquerades from Top to Toe came with an important extensively illustrated colour catalogue. 

Though africa 95 is not mentioned in the catalogue, Play and Display: Steel Masquerades from Top to Toe took place during the run of the festival, which included exhibitions taking place at important venues in London and beyond.

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1995

People in this exhibition

»  Sokari Douglas Camp CBE

Born, 1958 in Buguma, Nigeria

Exhibition venues

»  Museum of Mankind

London, United Kingdom