Born in Sudan in 1930 and educated in England, Ibrahim El-Salahi is one of the most influential African and Arab artists living today. The subject of a 2013 retrospective at Tate Modern—the first survey show for an African artist at the venerable museum—Mr. El-Salahi makes his solo show debut at the gallery with a series of paintings and drawings inspired by an extended stay in Spain in 2009. The remarkable works on view capture flamenco dancers in motion, the masses protesting during the Arab Spring and refugees on the move as part of the current migration from North Africa and the Middle East.
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