Serpentine Gallery 21 Sep — 5 Nov 1995 Free

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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