Thursday, 27 June 2013

African Art

BBC News has posted an article entitled Why African art is the next big thing (CLICK). The true answer, I suspect, is that the Anti-art Establishment is running out of ideas about what tosh to promote next. We already have Ghanaian-born sculptor El Anatsui's bottle-top bling TSIATSIA (2013) draped over the façade of Burlington House for the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition (CLICK). The next African show opens at Tate Passé on 3 July: Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist (CLICK). Ibrahim is a sort of poor man's Picasso. Shown is his A Vision of the Tomb (1965). Tate Passé wants to charge adults at least £10 to view this tripe, £8.60 for silver surfers. Forget it. There are much better African artists waiting in the wings.


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