[untitled envelope with a card of Musa's Art du Deminage (the art of clearing landmines)]

Scope and Content

Mail Art. The main image is a card of Musa's painting L'Art du deminage (2004) that references J-F's Millet's The Gleaners (1857); the card is grounded by flower pots of collaged stamps. In his practice, Musa makes repeated use of The Gleaners as a metaphor for the plight of society's poorest people.

Access Information

Collection currently on display in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 23rd March 2019.

Restrictions Apply

Acquisition Information

The donation was made to SOAS Library in June 2018 by Elsbeth Court, an academic who teaches African Art on the IFCELS course at SOAS, with the support and agreement of the artist Hassan Musa.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

brown paper envelope 23cm x 32.5cm

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in the artwork of Hassan Musa assigned to SOAS by the artist, 2018. Copyrights persist in other images and texts. The user is advised to investigate copyrights before making any re-use of this material.