Artists in Dialogue: Antonio Ole and Aime Mpane

February 4, 2009 – July 21, 2009

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sylvia H. Williams Gallery, Sublevel 1; Sublevel 3 Floor Plan

Artists in Dialogue is a new series of exhibitions in which talented African artists are invited to participate in a visual dialogue whereby each artist responds to the work of the other, resulting in original, site-specific works for the museum. In this first exhibition, Antonio Ole of Angola and Aime Mpane of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- two artists less familiar to U.S. audiences -- bring their subtle and sophisticated manipulation of found and organic materials to create visually rich, multimedia installations that speak to the political and economic challenges of their home countries.