National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
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.