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BARBARA (foreground);
COSMETICA STELLE (backgroud)
photo: Steven Decroos



BARBARA (left); 
ERSATZ GOOD (far right)
photo by: Els Verhaeghe



DESERT BLOOM
or
COSMETICA STEELE



HORSESHOES AND HANDGRENADES
or
COWBOY CURTIS (foreground)
photo by: Steven Decroos



JAMBI JOSS
photo by: Els Verhaeghe



JEWEL SECRETS
or
ERSATZ GOOD



photo by: Els Verhaeghe



EL PRESIDENTE



ULTRA VETTE
or
THE TRICKSTER (foreground)



photo by: Els Verhaeghe



THE BIRTH OF ARCHITECTURE
or
FLÜGELHEIM
photo by: Steven Decroos





THE LABORER
or
MIXED-BLOOD MOTIF



BARBARA (foreground);
and
MIXED-BLOOD MOTIF (right)
photo by: Els Verhaeghe



photo by: Steven Decroos



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UNIVERSAL FOLKLORE 
W/ FARAH ATASSI (PAINTINGS)
CURATED BY ILSE ROOSENS

@ THE PERMEKEMUSEUM

JUNE 3 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

2D AND 3D SCULPTURES

Like Constant Permeke’s, the works of Farah Atassi and Tramaine de Senna manifest a keen interest in folkloric motifs. The artists copy and mix the imagery of objects that are often situated in an ethnographic or design context, such as carpets, masks or toys. In the first half of the twentieth century, Permeke and several of his contemporaries adopted the forms of African masks and sculptures. They were motivated by a fascination with the aesthetic qualities of the objects.