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A Secret Heritage: Modern Art in Zambia

While the world is looking in another direction art flourishes in the African country of Zambia on a shoestring. The desire of Zambian artists to create is so strong that they will use anything. From burlap sacks to car paint, even old bed sheets are often used in the place of canvases as the materials for art. Garbage and detritus are turned in works of art that are often staggering in their scope. The tradition of fine art, in the Western concept of the term, in Zambia goes back to colonial times and has been steadily growing ever since.