Moshekwa Langa Suburban Metro Lines 2000

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Suburban Metro Lines reflects the artist's sense of transiency as someone who divides his time—and his identity—between South Africa and the Netherlands. Incorporating a map of sub-Saharan Africa, the work suggests the arbitrary nature of national and community borders in that region. Langa works in photography, video, painting, and drawing as well as installations with found materials including cement bags, yarn, tape, and garbage bags.

Gallery label from Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, March 23–August 14, 2011 .
Pencil and gouache on cut-and-pasted printed paper with pressure-sensitive tape on plastic bags
62 1/2 x 68 5/8" (158.8 x 174.3 cm) (each)
Gift from the Collection of Patricia and Morris Orden
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