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Despite challenges, Zimbabwe showcases artists in Venice

Seattle pi | Christopher Torchia:

 

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) — Stone and wood carvings displayed by street vendors in Zimbabwe reflect a long tradition of sculpture, and despite economic and other challenges, the country’s artists are forging new paths and even have displays at one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs.

 

Street vendors display stone and wood carvings for sale in Harare, Tuesday, May, 26, 2015. Stone and wood carvings displayed by street vendors in Zimbabwe reflect a long tradition of sculpture, and despite economic and other challenges, the country’s artists are forging new paths and even have displays at one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs. Zimbabwe has a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale for the third consecutive time, making it an African standout at the Italian event that Raphael Chikukwa, curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, describes as “the Olympics of the visual arts.” ( AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP 

Zimbabwe has a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale for the third consecutive time, making it an African standout at the Italian event that Raphael Chikukwa, curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, describes as “the Olympics of the visual arts.”…

 

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2018-10-23T17:44:39+00:00