Dans charité il y a char [in charity/aid there is a tank]

Material Information

Dans charité il y a char [in charity/aid there is a tank]
Series Title:
Hassan Musa Mail Art Collection
Alternate Title:
In charity/aid there is a tank
Musa, Hassan, b.1951, contemporary visual artist
Musa, Hassan ( contributor )
Masterfoods ( contributor )
United Agricultural Twinings (Firm) ( contributor )
Court, Elsbeth
brown paper envelope ( medium )
16 cm x 23 cm


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Collection name: Hassan Musa Mail Art Collection
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Reference: MS 381333/6
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Acquisition: 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.
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Mail Art. The French title, from a faux proverb by Musa, employs word play in that charité contains the word char: 'tank' (p. 240, C. Deliss, ed. 1995). The imagery in three sections makes a critique of development aid, food aid for starving children, by means of collage and drawing; on the right is a double ‘Marianne’, symbol of the French state, as a puppeteer in the aid game.
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VIAF (name authority) : Musa, Hassan : URI
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VIAF (name authority) : Elsbeth Court : URI
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VIAF (name authority) : Masterfoods :
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VIAF (name authority) : United Agricultural Twinings (Firm) : URI
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Extent: 1 item
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Medium: work of art

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
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.
Resource Identifier:
MS 381333 ( Order with )