African Sculptures from the Bareiss Family Collection
Wed, 12.11.1997–Sun, 18.01.1998
MAK Exhibition Hall
In the Bantu language of Northern Zaire "Kilengi" means "joy arising from beauty". This exhibition at the MAK presents in
a contemporary context a selection of about 230 African sculptures and masks assembled by the collector Walter Bareiss during
the past 20 years. The objects shown - from marionette figures used in dance competitions to musical instruments and leadership
staffs - offer an extraordinary insight into African art between religion and prestige, healing and ritual. After its presentation
at the MAK the Kilengi exhibition, which was put together by the Kestner Society in Hanover, Germany, toured a number of venues
in Europe and the US.
The Pearl M. Mackey Apartments (R.M. Schindler, 1939) in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles are home to the MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence program MAK Artists and Architects in Residence Program]. The Republic of Austria purchased the building on the initiative of the
MAK in 1995 and the program designed for visiting emerging international artists and architects was launched in the same year.