Presenting historic African objects alongside works by contemporary African artists, this exhibition seeks to explore the relationship between the canonical works of African art and contemporary practice. How have artists working today drawn on the materials and forms of their cultural heritage? Among the historic works, which represent nine different West and Central African cultures, are masks, figures and a masquerade dance costume; the six contemporary artists featured include the Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui and Tahir Carl Karmali, who was born in Nairobi and lives in Brooklyn. Find out more from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s website.
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