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STREET LIFE (article first published : 2001-03-21)

Street Life, an exhibition of lithograph drawings by Italian-born artist Edoardo di Muro, opens at the BAT Centre's Menzi Mcunu Gallery on March 23 to run until April 16.

Born in Cuneo, northern Italy in 1944, Di Muro spent many years in Dakar before returning to Italy to settle. His varied career has seen him at various times a gamekeeper, agricultural worker and sailor before he decided to devote himself entirely to his drawing.

Edoardo di Muro's drawings are appreciated for both their artistic and documentary value. In them one can study at leisure the architectural details of the magnificent “'Brazilian” houses in Lagos or the solid colonial structures of Douala or scrutinise the leaves of the trees which are ubiquitous and rendered with almost obsessive attention to detail.

Urban Africa with its diversity of living quarters, ethnic influences and social contrasts as well as its humorous and high spirited inhabitants is well depicted in Di Muro drawings. He has exhibited previously in Durban at the BAT Centre and at the Alliance Française. His works have also been on show in many African countries as well as in France, Italy and the United States.

An initial series of drawings was published in 1990 under the title Afrique (Editions Hatier) and a second one came out in 1995 in a book entitled Afrique Capitals (Editions, Sepia, Paris).

More details from BAT Centre visual arts co-ordinator Njabulo Hlongwane on (031) 332 0451.




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