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Mixed Media at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts

Thursday, April 30, 2009

At the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, there's a collaboration between the South African painter Samson Mnisi and the New York photographer Cannon Hersey. The show covers the walls of this tiny musum in Brooklyn with large, mixed media installations, made from textiles, painted canvases, and black and white photos.

Curator Kimberli Gant organized the show. She says Mnisi's art never fit the stereotype of African mask-making, totems and other folk arts. But his instructors in apartheid South Africa discouraged his more contemporary approach.

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