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An Exhibit Titled West Africa, We Face Forward will run from 1 June to 16 September 2012 in Manchester as part of the London 2012 Festival. 170,000 people are expected to attend the free exhibition.
Curated by a team led by Dr Maria Balshaw, Director of Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester City Galleries and taking place across Whitworth Art Gallery and Park, Manchester Art Gallery and Platt Hall (Gallery of Costume), the exhibition will feature painting, drawing, photography, textiles, sculpture, video and sound work – from a wide range of practitioners whose work is internationally acclaimed, but rarely seen in the UK.
Confirmed artists include: Hélène Amazou, Mohamed Camara, Aboubakar Fofana, Meschac Gaba, Romuald Hazoumè, Abdoulaye Konaté, Nii Obodai, Nnenna Okore, Emeka Ogboh, Abraham Oghobase, Amadou Sanogo, Malick Sidibé, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Barthélémy Toguo.
Visit the London 2012 festival page for more details http://festival.london2012.com/index.php
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