“The line is a boundary between the inside and the outside, between form and shape and the world around it. It is the job of the artist to create a boundary in an amorphous world, separating the abstract from the concrete to create a reality that feels alive,” Roger Ballen observes, revealing the complex nature of the art, the artist, and the world in which they both live in an an exhibition titled “Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen”, which will be on view at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art from June 19 through February 9, 2014. The exhibition features 55 works from over four decades of exploration of this topic. A catalogue for the exhibition will be published by Prestel.
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