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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
440.775.8665

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Emotion Become Form: Reviewing the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s Fon Bocio

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Emotion Become Form: Reviewing the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s Fon Bocio

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Art History major Madi Goetzke ’21 analyzes the materials, history, and theory of the Allen's Fon bocio in this virtual talk. The wooden figure, likely from Benin or Togo, is layered with strikingly modern and spiritually symbolic elements, including a wooden tool, metal cord, and padlocks. Shrouded in layers of cultural secrecy and a complicated provenance, the figure perplexes while also challenging widespread ideas of fetishism in West African objects.

The program will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Elizabeth Yearsley ’20.

Please register in advance for this free event.

Unrecorded artist or workshop, Fon peoples, Republic of Benin or Togo, Fon bocio, 20th century. Wood, cloth, locks, keys, and metal. Gift in honor of Alexandra Gould (OC 2011), 2011.26.23A-E.

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