African sculptures are closely associated with social, spiritual and religious functions and are responsible for dictating, governing and regulating the course of these events. Over the centuries African artists have continued to invent new, instantly recognizable, overwhelming and at times dauntingly vivid forms serving to stabilize the system. In association with the Galerie Dierking in Cologne, the Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden is presenting 38 objects from southeast Nigeria. The various ethnic groups living in this relatively small region of west Africa have produced, in mutual rivalry, works of such great variety regarding shape, size, medium, usage and meaning. The exhibition which ist curated by Toni Cragg and Dierk Dierking is an attempt to show the structural quality of these sculptures and to unharness their intercultural potential.