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The Baltimore Museum of Art will present its first exhibition of contemporary art from Africa. Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art features photographs, prints and drawings by David Goldblatt, Gavin Jantjes, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Senam Okudzeto, Robin Rhode and Diane Victor. Political commentary is rife in the works of all the artists, offering a perspective on the lives of Africans both in the country and in diasporas. Capitalism is a predominant theme as exemplified in Kentridge’s Industry and Idleness (etchings inspired by political satirist William Hogarth) and in works by Goldblatt and Okudzeto, where the subject is deliberate but less explicit. The show runs from Dec. 18 through June 18.

Senam Okudzeto, Untitled, 2000-2001. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Contemporary Art Endowment, BMA 2002.20

Senam Okudzeto, Untitled, 2000-2001.
The Baltimore Museum of Art: Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Contemporary Art Endowment, BMA 2002.20

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