Big City: Artists from Africa

Serpentine Gallery

21 Sep 1995 to 5 Nov 1995

Big City:
Artists from Africa

This exhibition brought together six contemporary artists, from several African countries, who make compelling objects and images encompassing a diversity of cultural references, from Mali to the Northern Transvaal.

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This exhibition brought together six contemporary artists, from several African countries, who make compelling objects and images encompassing a diversity of cultural references, from Mali to the Northern Transvaal. The artists used a range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography and installation. Works included Frédéric Bruly Bouabré’s piece of over 200 small-scale coloured drawings from the on-going series Conaissance du Monde, which incorporated Alphabet Beté (first version) never previously exhibited, and Cyprien Tokoudagba’s work completed directly on the walls of the Serpentine Gallery, which explored the imagery he painted in the temples of Benin.

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