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Africa Avant-Garde


Modern and contemporary art is of massive cultural importance. Meet some of the most influential living artists as well as visiting a museum which celebrates the best of contemporary African art.

In the UK, meet Yinka Shonibare CBE, who talks of his work and his plans to build a studio in Lagos.

In Munich, we catch up with El Anatsui ahead of a massive exhibition in one of Germany’s most important museums.

In Senegal, Kehinde Wiley, who painted the portrait of Barack Obama, explains why he is spending so much time in Dakar.

In Cape Town, we meet the key people behind the astonishing Zeitz Mocaa.

All this as well as conversations with several other members of the art world’s great and good.
Duration30 Minutes
GenreCNN Specials - Europe, Middle East and Africa
Episode No. out of Series Total1 / 4
Production CountryUnited States
Production Year2019
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