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 through African, eu, and North American authors who verify the paintings of person artists in addition to exploring broader topics corresponding to discoveries of latest applied sciences and globalization.
- A pioneering continent-based evaluate of recent 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- Includes unique and formerly unpublished fieldwork-based material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 commonly said hole within the literature on African Art
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18 Elaborate coiffures resonate with later descriptions and representations of Mami Wata. 20 These are but two of countless examples of arts for water spirits on the African continent. ) emblematic of hybridity and spiritual transformation. These ideas and images prepared the way for the arrival and incorporation of another part-human, part-fish creature, the mermaid from overseas. Afro-Mami Meets Euro-Mermaid: A Fifteenth-Century Sapi Synthesis The first Europeans to arrive on the West African coast were the Portuguese, who in 1462 made contact with the Sapi people on Sherbro Island off present-day Sierra Leone.
42 Yet contributors to this volume have been able to introduce new and relevant information about specific women; contemporary artists who are female are featured by Kasfir, Blackmun, Vogl, Pieprzak, Kwami, and Konaté. Drewal and Probst remind us of the importance of women as patrons, while Visonà and Ukpokodu look at notions of gender that are expressed through performance. It is our aim in this volume to lay the foundations for future narratives of African modernisms that will be more inclusive as well as multivocal.
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A Companion to Modern African Art by Gitti Salami