ObeliskChéri Samba

What future for our art?

What future for our art?, 1997, Chéri Samba
What future for our art?, zoomed in
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What future for our art? is a Zaire Acrylic and Canvas Painting created by Chéri Samba in 1997. The image is © Chéri Samba, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and. Source

The paragraph inscribed at the top of this striking composition, roughly translated from French, reads:

“What is the future of our art in a world where living artists are mostly oppressed! Only one solution is accepted in France. It seems that an artist accepted in France is probably acceptable everywhere in the world and in France, says the Museum of Modern Art. Yes, but ... is this Museum of Modern Art not racist?”

Reed Enger, "What future for our art?," in Obelisk Art History, Published March 05, 2019; last modified March 05, 2019, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/cheri-samba/what-future-for-our-art/.

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