Reading the Contemporary : African Art from Theory to the Marketplace

Oguibe, Olu and Enwezor, Okwui and Mudimbe, V.y. and Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Nicodemus, Everlyn and Kasfir, Sydney and Picton, John and Ebong, Ima and Okeke, Chika and Ukadike, N. Frank and Hassan, Salah and Diawara, Manthia and Fani-Kayode, Rotimi and Mercer, Kobena and Zaya, Octavio and McEvilley, Thomas and Koloane, David and Timm, Margo and Richards, Colin and Mulvey, Laura. Reading the Contemporary : African Art from Theory to the Marketplace. London, England: Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA); Cambridge, MA: s.n., 1999.

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Abstract (English)

Bringing together twenty-two essays by artists, critics and scholars, this anthology, as the editors note in their introduction, aims to address key issues in contemporary African art and visual culture while analysing the relationship between art, politics and culture in the production of a modern consciousness. Four sections on history, practice, identity, and cultural transaction provide a framework for the philosophical and critical perspectives of each author. Index, 5 p. Biographical notes on contributors. Circa 650 bibl. ref.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Oguibe, Olu (Editor); Oguibe, Olu (Author); Oguibe, Olu (Artist); Enwezor, Okwui (Editor); Enwezor, Okwui (Author); Mudimbe, V.Y. (Author); Appiah, Kwame Anthony (Author); Nicodemus, Everlyn (Author); Kasfir, Sydney (Author); Picton, John (Author); Ebong, Ima (Author); Okeke, Chika (Author); Ukadike, N. Frank (Author); Hassan, Salah (Author); Diawara, Manthia (Author); Fani-Kayode, Rotimi (Artist); Fani-Kayode, Rotimi (Author); Mercer, Kobena (Author); Zaya, Octavio (Author); McEvilley, Thomas (Author); Koloane, David (Artist); Koloane, David (Author); Timm, Margo (Author); Richards, Colin (Author); Mulvey, Laura (Author)
Dossier: 600 - AFRIQUE / AFRICA
Collation: 432 p. : 70 ill. (20 col.) ; 24 x 18 cm
ISBN: 0262650517
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, England: Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA); Cambridge, MA: s.n.
Artists: Alexander, Jane; Bamgboyé, Oladélé Ajiboyé; Bidjocka, Bili; Boghossian, Skunder; Boshoff, Willem; Boutros, Nabil; Camp, Sokari Douglas; Diba, Viyé; Dimé, Moustapha; Dridi, Kamel; Egonu, Uzo; El-Salahi, Ibrahim; Emokpae, Erhabor; Ennadre, Touhami; Evans, Mary; Fani-Kayode, Rotimi; Faye, Mor; Gasteli, Jellel; Geers, Kendell; Hassan, Kay; Hlungwani, Jackson; Kentridge, William; Keïta, Seydou; Kingelez, Bodys Isek; Koloane, David; Kwei, Kane; Laboratoire Agit-Art; Mofokeng, Santu; Mthethwa, Zwelethu; Muafengejo, John Ndevasia; Naji, Lamia; N’diaye, Iba; Njau, Elimo; Nour, Amir; Oguibe, Olu; Okeke, Uche; Onobrakpeya, Bruce; Ouattara; Picasso, Pablo; Samb, Issa; Samba, Chéri; Santoni, Gerard; Shonibare, Yinka; Sihlali, Durant; Siopsis, Penny; Tayou, Pascale Marthine; Udé, Iké; Udechukwu, Obiora; Williamson, Sue
Keywords: AFRICAN CULTURE; THEORY; AFRICAN ART; CONTEMPORARY ART; ART HISTORY; ARTIFACT; AUTHENTICITY; CINEMA; DIFFERENCE; DRAWING; HISTORY; INDIVIDUALISM; INSTALLATION; MEMORY; MIXED MEDIA; MODERNISM; MUSIC; NARRATIVE; PAINTING; PHOTOGRAPHY; PORTRAIT; POSTMODERNISM; PRINTMAKING; SCULPTURE; SEXUALITY; SOUVENIR ART; STYLE; TRADITION; VIDEO; WRITING; AUTONOMY; BIENNIALS; CHRISTIANITY; COLONIALISM; CROSS-CULTURAL ART; DIASPORA; EUROCENTRISM; EXHIBITIONS; FANTASY; IDENTITY; MARKET ECONOMY; MULTICULTURALISM; NATIONALISM; NEGRITUDE; NIGERIAN ART; POPULAR ART; POSTCOLONIALISM; SENEGALESE ART; TRANSGRESSION; WESTERN CULTURE; BENIN; BHABHA, HOMI; BOURDIEU, PIERRE; BUSHMEN; FANON, FRANTZ; JAMESON, FREDRIC; "MAGICIENS DE LA TERRE" (Centre Pompidou, Paris); ONABOLU, AINA; SAID, EDWARD W.; SOUTH AFRICA; YORUBA; ZARIA ART SOCIETY (Nigeria)
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2004
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 14:02
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/14991
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