Under the title: Metamorfosis del Ser: Representación de la Cabeza en Africa central y occidental, the exhibition includes an impressive selection of 300 objects
belonging to the Sanchez Ubiría collection.
This selection, made by the Belgian anthropologist François Neyt, has focused on the symbolic, social, political and religious value that has been and still is given to the representation of the head in different cultures of sub-Saharan Africa.
Through the documentation (including also the Sánchez-Ubiría collection and selected by Sergio Rubira) and the assembly of the exhibition, a tour is made of the way in which these objects have been collected and displayed during the first two thirds of the twentieth century in a part of the West. The documentation shows how these objects, extracted from their place of origin, their context and their community, being included in museums and exhibitions in Europe and the United States, have spoken much more about those who collected and exhibited them, than those who had produced them.