Paintings by Ugandan artist Ssali Yusuf that celebrate and pay homage to the women he grew up surrounded by, and that raised him.
Thonga girl with the Ntshomana Drum. Circa 1920
More like the barbarism of colonialism.
It takes little ingenuity to massacre and enslave unarmed civilians in their far away homes. It is proof of idiocy to board a ship and sail 3 months so as to conduct genocide, kidnap hostages and then ship them off into slavery.(via africaninsights)
Ninety-nine replica animals constructed with precise attention to detail surround a watering hole. Both predator and prey form one harmonious ring with a single aim—survival. Tigers, giraffes, and pandas all drinking together continue Guo-Qiang’s fixation on the circle of life. They conjure sentiments of living together on one planet, and lure his work back down from the heavens into an earthly realm.
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Cai Guo-Qiang China b.1957 Heritage 2013 99 life-sized replicas of animals, water, sand, drip mechanism Installed dimensions variable Commissioned for the exhibition ‘Falling Back to Earth’, 2013. Purchased 2013 with funds from Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through and with the assistance of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation Photograph: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art