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Omar Ba: Political Animals

This is the first U.S museum exhibition of Omar Ba (born Dakar, Senegal, 1977), one of today’s leading contemporary African artists.

The Geneva- and Dakar-based painter is acclaimed for his site-specific installations and kaleidoscopic, large-scale compositions on black backgrounds that merge the intimacy and detail often associated with drawing with the scale and grandeur of contemporary history painting. Thematically, Ba’s work explores the exercise of power in all its guises, exemplifying the Aristotelian dictum that humans are by nature political animals. His images encompass a range of people and subjects—from African dictators to U.S. foreign aid—as well as real and imaginary creatures that together create a rich social tapestry.

The exhibition includes approximately 15 paintings made on canvas and corrugated cardboard supports, inventive modular works made using shoeboxes, and a site-specific mural. Together these works demonstrate the technical mastery and depth of an artist who fuses scenes of everyday life in Senegal with an experimental and highly unique touch.

Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through April 2, 2023

Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Event Type

Exhibits

Audience

Everyone

Topic

Arts & Culture

Price

Free

Website

https://artbma.org/exhibition/omar-ba...

Cost

FREE

Contact Email

info@artbma.org

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