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William Kentridge And Vivienne Koorland: Conversations In Letters And Lines

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William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland are two of South Africa’s foremost visual artists. Kentridge is a successful animator, opera director, performer, and draftsman, while Koorland has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim as a painter, printmaker, and…
We Travel The Space Ways: Black Imagination, Fragments, And Diffractions

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The Artfulness Of Death In Africa
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|December 11, 2019

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If weddings are the most lavish events in many parts of the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa, by contrast, it is funerals. Funeral celebrations can be flamboyant occasions, particularly those honoring prominent people. Artworks of many kinds are created to…
Mapping Modernisms: Art, Indigeneity, Colonialism

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Mapping Modernisms brings together scholars working around the world to address the modern arts produced by indigenous and colonized artists. Expanding the contours of modernity and its visual products, the contributors illustrate how these artists engaged with…
Ibeji: Divine Twins
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|May 1, 2018

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"Majestic and beautiful looking twins, natives of Ishokun, Let me find means of eating, let me find means of drinking. Majestic and beautiful looking twins, come and give me the blessing of a child." According to Yoruba legend, the ibeji—united…
William Kentridge: Being Led By The Nose
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|May 25, 2017

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South African artist William Kentridge’s drawings, films, books, installations, and collaborations with opera and theater companies have established him as a world-class star in contemporary art, media, and theater. In 2010, and again in 2013, he staged…
Repainting The Walls Of Lunda: Information Colonialism And Angolan Art
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|January 29, 2016

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Repainting the Walls of Lunda chronicles the publication and dissemination of an anthropology book, Paredes Pintadas da Lunda (Painted Walls of Lunda) , which was published in Portuguese in 1953. The book featured illustrations of wall murals and sand drawings of…
African Masters: Art From The Ivory Coast

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West Africa has a rich artistic tradition, with artists whose work rivals the great masters of European art. Yet the assumption still prevails that traditional African art is the product of "tribal workshops," guided by neither genuine aesthetic principles nor…
Seeing Ourselves
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|March 31, 2012

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The Zimbabwe pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale marks a rare breach in the country's cultural invisibility. This volume records this historically significant occasion, with works by Zimbabwe artists such as Tapfuma Gutsa, Calvin Dondo, Berry Bickle and Misheck…
Exiles, Diasporas and Strangers
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|January 18, 2008

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The first thematic and cross-cultural overview of the experiences of migration and displacement that characterize so much of twentieth-century art. Migration, whether freely chosen or forcibly imposed, has been a defining feature of twentieth-century…
Benin: Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria

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Published to accompany the major international touring exhibition which comes to Chicago in the summer of 2008, this monumental volume features more than 500 stunning reproductions alongside important new scholarship on the prized sculptures and carvings of the…
Black Art: A Cultural History
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|This title releases September 14, 2021

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