Sunday, January 23, 2011

Contemporary Political Art in Zimbabwe

Today's New York Times has an article on the shuttered exhibit of Zimbabwe artist Owen Maseko, whose installation of paintings and sculptures depicts the mid-80's slaughter of thousands of minority Ndebele citizens at the hand of government-controlled paramilitary forces. Maseko faces up to 20 years in prison for insulting President-for-life Robert Mugabe.

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