Army of black statues stands ensure during African art uncover in London


LONDON An “army” of 2-metre-high (6.5-foot) statues has been fabricated in a yard of a former stately house in London to acquire visitors to an African art fair.

Something of a cranky between China’s terracotta warriors and a Easter Island monoliths, a 40 stern-faced black total browbeat a neoclassical opening to Somerset House that is hosting a 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.

The work of London-born artist Zak Ove, a designation “Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and a Masque of Blackness” is meant to remember a play achieved during Somerset House when it was a home of a mother of King James we in a 17th century that featured players in blackface makeup.

“The designation comments on a attribute between power, beauty, temperament and skin color,” according a organizers of a show, that includes paintings, sculptures and photography by a operation of artists.

The 1:54 exhibition, named after a series of countries in Africa, runs from Oct. 6 to Oct. 9.

(Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)


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