Art of Indonesia: Tales from the Shadow World and The Art of the Dogon

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Art of Indonesia: Tales from the Shadow World and The Art of the Dogon

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This DVD features the following two programs from the archives of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Art of Indonesia explores Indonesia’s ancient treasures and its “shadow world” - the rituals, myths, and performances by which the harmony of the universe is maintained. Weaving together Old Javanese poetry, sculpture, stunning landscapes, music, and performances by traditional artists, this program was shot on location in Java and Bali and introduces viewers to the myths and symbols that have permeated Indonesian culture for more than a thousand years.

28 min. / English / Color / ©1990 National Gallery of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Dogon people of Mali possess one of the richest art traditions in West Africa. Residing in an imposing landscape of steep cliffs and arid plains, the Dogon have for centuries created powerful sculpture to use in various rituals and in their daily life. The Art of the Dogon is based on the extensive collection of Lester Wunderman at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and his archival footage shot on location in Mali. The program attempts to capture the beauty and power of Dogon art while placing it in context within Dogon beliefs and culture.

24 min. / English / Color / ©1988 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Art of Indonesia: Tales from the Shadow World

Producers: The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Director: Andrea Simon

Art of Indonesia was made possible by a grant from Mobile Corporation.

The Art of the Dogon

Producers/Directors: John Goberman and Marc Bauman
Executive Producer: The Office of Film and Television at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art of the Dogon was made possible by a gift from The Wunderman Foundation.