Anderson Gallery- Environment and Object • Recent African Art

El Anatsui

Opening Friday, September 9, 6-8 pm | On view September 9 – December 11

ANDERSON GALLERY VCU, Richmond, VA

Organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, this exhibition examines recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual frameworks: the impact of the environment on contemporary African life, and the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art. Charting a wide range of ways that contemporary artists from Africa are responding to environmental conditions and their own situations to make art, Environment and Object will include sculpture, photography, painting and video by well-known artists from Africa and contemporary African artists living abroad. They include El Anatsui, Zwelethu Mthethwa, and Yinka Shonibare, as well as emerging artists such as Bright Ugochukwu Eke, George Osodi, and Nnenna Okore, among others.

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