Art In a sinking city, Africa shines

The Africa Report | Sylvia Smith:


Not without controversy, Okwui Enwezor’s Venice Biennale has focused the art world on African talent and challenges artists to “speak their truth”.

Only the slight hoarseness in his voice betrays that Okwui Enwezor, the Nigerian-born curator of the 56th Venice Biennale, has a cold.

Clockwise: Wangechi Mutu; Sammy Baloji in front of The Other Memorial; Okwui Enwezor

He shrugs it off as he has far more important things to say: “This biennale is an opportunity to allow artists to take on the big questions of the day and speak their truth to those in power,” he asserts…


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