I do not always make time to go see all the exhibits on view at the Smithsonian there are just way too many and not enough time. However one particular stood out to me; Artists in Dialogue 2:Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira which is on view at The Smithsonian's African Art Museum. So please go see these amazing and visually stunning artists.. Both artists have a very unique language developed from their "earthy" materials which bring them together as well as higlight their own individual voices as artists. It is not all that frequent that two artist from such different places, South Africa and Brazil, can come together and make art that is inspiring, complex, yet utterly relatable to people from every continent.
Bololô,Henrique Olveira, 2011 made of Wood, hardware, pigment
Site-specific installation, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Photograph by Franko Khoury, National Museum of African Art
Old Bones, Old Genes--a population groups case, sand, Sandile Zulu, 2010, Fire, water, air, earth, canvas, Photograph by Frank Khoury National Museum of African Art
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