By Gitti Salami
Offering a wealth of views on African sleek and Modernist artwork from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new spouse positive factors essays via African, eu, and North American authors who verify the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader issues reminiscent of discoveries of latest applied sciences and globalization.
- A pioneering continent-based evaluation of contemporary artwork and modernity throughout Africa
- Includes unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material
- Features new and intricate theoretical arguments concerning the nature of modernity and Modernism
- Addresses a commonly said hole within the literature on African Art
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6 Bharucha (2001, 224). 7 Hassan and Dadi (2001, 24). 8 See Monod (1890) and Bridges, chapter 3 this volume. 9 Tawadros (2001, 10). 10 Mazrui (2001). 11 Zeleza (2010, 76). 12 Britto Jinorio (2003); see also Farrell (2003). 13 Beier (1968). 14 Kennedy (1992). 15 Stanley (2003). 16 Deliss (1995). 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 w r it i n g a f r i ca n m o d e r n i s m i n to a rt h i sto ry 17 Oguibe and Enwezor (1999). Enwezor (2001). Njami (2005).
From Iconoclasm to Heritage: The Osogbo Art Movement and the Dynamics of Modernism in Nigeria,” by Peter Probst, also reevaluates a canonical body of African modern art. He looks at the iconoclasm of the 1950s that made the creative ferment of Osogbo possible in the 1960s, and discusses its current status as a locus of cultural heritage and pilgrimage. He argues that the modernism of an older generation has become the “tradition” of Nigerian artists working today. “Modernism and Modernity in African Art” incorporates the reflections of John Picton.
London, England: Laurence King. Stanley, Janet (2003). Archive of African Artists. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Library. edu/ondisplay/afa-vf/ Tawadros, Gilane (2001). , Unpacking Europe: Towards a Critical Reading, pp. 8–11. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Museum Boijamans van Beuningen with NAI. Vogel, Susan (1991). Africa Explores: Twentieth Century African Art. New York: Prestel for the Center for African Art. Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe (2010). 65–81. Washington, DC: CQ Press. Part II “Africa Has Always Been Modern” 2 Local Transformations, Global Inspirations The Visual Histories and Cultures of Mami Wata Arts in Africa Henry John Drewal Long before the contemporary transnational, transcultural moment, many elements of African culture and the arts were traveling back and forth across the Atlantic and Indian oceans (and beyond), shaping the lives of explorers, merchants, enslavers, and enslaved in myriad ways – creating a “planetary modernity,”1 a vibrant hybrid of the multiple modernities that continue to circulate today.