『 魔法的角 - SONGYE 魔法人展 』
2016.1.16 - 2.27
在所有非洲中部的藝術中，松業雕像表現出一種優雅和複雜的形式。 松業雕像的“經典”特點包括：一般圓柱狀; 一個精心製作的髮型，模仿一個高級領導人的標誌，往往頭飾樣以髮際線為界，有時由一個或多個動物角呈現; 一臉通常呈倒三角形狀，具有直接，對抗性的表情，突出的大眼睛和有時露出牙齒的嘴; 一個圓柱形的頸部; 大肚子，在一個插座，位於臍經常用魔法材料居中; 對稱地放置手臂，彎曲肘部，與上臂下開口; 大威力手放在腹部的兩側; 大槳形的腳之上是短而有力的腿，通常是站在一個整體雕刻圓柱底座， 整體造型是一個非常具創造性的視覺語彙。
松業雕像Nkisi，也被稱為Nkishi（複數Minkisi / Mankishi / Zinkisi）。它的形象，旨在服務於整個社會，整個村莊，並與繁殖，防止疾病，巫術，戰爭，和領土保存的要求，通常情況下，每個社區都會有一個中央Nkisi人物，藉著Minkisi雕像，Banganga（占卜）捍衛生活和對抗疾病和勢力巫師社會，提高生育能力，甚至還提供具體的追求成功，例如:打獵。
在雕像中賦予魔法裝備的bishimba，包含象徵精神力量的物質是由動物，植物和礦物所組成。 這些新增功能可以結合外部配件，包裝成空腔或通道的雕像本身，或者捆綁到貼袋或容器。有些材料是很容易辨認，並與自然界中的強大的屬性直接關聯：捕食鳥的羽毛，毒蛇的皮，大型哺乳動物的四角上，或捕食的牙齒或爪子。 還有無形的象徵意義，比如從已經被雷電擊中一棵樹大象或材料的足跡地球。 金屬鞋釘和貼花，特別是那些加入到松業人物的面孔，一個大國重要的文化英雄，指的是鐵匠，以及雷電的危險，天體的權力。 藉著駕馭bishimba的力量可以直接惡意地對抗敵人，走向一個理想的積極成果。
『 MAGIC HORN - Exhibition Of SONGYE 』
2016.1.16 (Sat.) - 2016.2.27 (Sat.)
The cohesive power is through the magic horn, and walking to a desired goal.....
Sculpturally, Songye power figures exhibit some of the most elegant and sophisticated forms in all of central African art.
The “classic” characteristics of the Songye sculptural vocabulary include a generally columnar form; an elaborate coiffure, mimicking the regalia of a high-ranking leader, often bounded by a tiara-like hairline and sometimes surmounted by one or more animal horns; a face generally in the shape of an inverted triangle, featuring a direct, confrontational expression, large eyes and a protruding, sometimes toothy mouth; a cylindrical neck; an enlarged belly, which frequently centered upon a receptacle for magic materials located at the umbilicus; symmetrically positioned arms, bent at the elbows, with openings under the upper arms; large powerful hands placed on either side of the abdomen; and short, powerful legs atop large paddle-shaped feet, usually standing on an integrally-carved cylindrical plinth. With an extraordinarily inventive visual vocabulary, Songye figures Nkisi , also referred to as Nkishi (pl. Minkisi / Mankishi / Zinkisi ). The most important of Its image is serving the whole community, the whole village, and breeding, prevent disease, witchcraft, war. In the ordinary course of events, each community have a central character "Nkisi". Banganga (diviners) defend the living and the community against illness and even improve fertility, and even provide success in specific pursuits like hunting, by making Minkisi figures.
Wood sculpture are in the addition of magical accoutrements (bishimba ), it composed of animal, plant, and mineral substances chosen for their magical properties. These additions could be incorporated as external accessories, packed into cavities or channels in the figures themselves, or bundled into attached pouches or containers. Some materials are readily recognizable and have direct associations with powerful attributes in the natural world: the feathers of a bird of prey, the skin of a venomous snake, the horns of a large mammal, or the teeth or claws of a predator. Others have an unseen symbolic meaning, such as earth from the footprint of an elephant or material from a tree which has been struck by lightning. Metal tacks and appliqué, particularly those added to the faces of Songye figures, refer to great powers of the blacksmith, an important culture hero, as well as to the dangerous, celestial powers of lightning. The forces harnessed by bishimba could be directed maliciously against one's enemies, or towards a desirable positive outcome.
The figures are used to ensure their success, fertility, and wealth and to protect people against hostile forces as lightning, as well as against diseases such as smallpox, very common in that region. While smaller figures of this type were kept and consulted by individuals, larger ones were responsible for ensuring the welfare of an entire community.
Unlimited imagination is from unique and powerful visual modeling of Songye figures and tribal people worship NIKISI. Today these sculptures are rightly placed among the highest accomplishments of African art.
Through the magic horn, go on a secret journey with vision and imagination.