A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art

Editor(s): Gitti Salami, Monica Blackmun Visonà

Published Online: 22 OCT 2013 04:11AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444338379

Online ISBN: 9781118515105

DOI: 10.1002/9781118515105

About this Book

Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization.

  • A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa
  • Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material
  • Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism
  • Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: “Africa Has Always Been Modern”

  3. Part III: Art in Cosmopolitan Africa - The Nineteenth Century

  4. Part IV: Modernities and Cross-Cultural Encounters in Arts of the Early Twentieth Century

  5. Part V: Colonialism, Modernism, and Art in Independent Nations

  6. Part VI: Perspectives on Arts of the African Diaspora

  7. Part VII: Syntheses in Art of the Late Twentieth Century

  8. Part VIII: Primitivism as Erasure

  9. Part IX: Local Expression and Global Modernity - African Art of the Twenty-First Century

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