By Gitti Salami
Offering a wealth of views on African glossy and Modernist artwork from the mid-nineteenth century to the current, this new spouse good points essays through African, eu, and North American authors who check the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader topics resembling discoveries of recent applied sciences and globalization.
- A pioneering continent-based evaluate of contemporary paintings 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- Includes unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material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 generally stated hole within the literature on African Art
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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 7 intriguing, they unwittingly validate the outmoded idea that African artists must have a place within the dominant discourse if they are to be taken seriously. This assumes that Eurocentric though this discourse may be it is the only framework we need to consider. ” The fact that Western explorers did not document what terms Africans used in the nineteenth century to describe the phenomenon of “modernity” hardly means that Africans did not define or debate it.
We opted to arrange them in roughly chronological order by selecting a moment of major impact within their internal chronologies. This was not a neat affair, as many chapters span extended periods of time and their placement involved subjective judgments. Three chapters stand alone, either because they are sweeping surveys that defy assignment to a particular time period or because their topics, important to the discussion though they are, fall outside of the volume’s explicit parameters. Part II is thus given to the chapter by Henry John Drewal, the chapter by dele jegede forms Part VI, and Sally Price’s chapter appears as Part VIII.
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