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Chéri Samba

What future for our art?

What future for our art?, 1997 — Chéri Samba,
100 cm150 cm

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?"

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