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 Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity
"This site celebrates the expressive cultures of Ethiopia. It is a place where one can learn about the rich and diverse aesthetic traditions of Ethiopia. At the heart of the site is a group of artist profiles that deal with the lives and work of eleven Ethiopian artists and artisans." Each artist profile consists of an autobiography, an essay that places the artist in a cultural context, a gallery of work and a bibliography. Crafts include basketry, painting, pottery, jewelry, woodwork and textiles. Curated by Prof. Silverman.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Dogon-Lobi photo album
There are roughly 1500 photographs on this site, as of this writing, mostly of the Dogon and Lobi areas (but not only). The photographs are gorgeous, and the site is well organized so that you can browse the images by topic of interest and by location.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Cross Cultural Collaborative
"Cross Cultural Collaborative is an educational non-profit that invites people to Ghana to promote cultural exchange and understanding through the arts." On the 'workshops' page you can read about all their past and upcoming programs bringing Ghanaian and foreign artists together. Past programs include mosaic murals, ceramic furniture, etching, pottery, raku and story collecting.
[posted: Mar 06, 2004]
 Contact Zones : Colonial and Contemporary
This exhibition is offered by the Michael Stevenson Contemporary gallery in South Africa. It engages with themes of identities in sub-Saharan Africa, both in the colonial period and in the present day. "The works on exhibition illustrate the dynamic and creative role of artists in negotiating European and African identities in times when realities continue to evolve and alter rapidly... These works reflect the complexity of cross-cultural situations which are marked by misunderstanding, fear and admiration."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 CAMA Archive Project
"CAMA (Contemporary African Music & Arts) is a multi-media documentary initiative for African arts and culture, based in the Faculty of Science and Montebello Design Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The CAMA Archive Project focuses on documenting and disseminating audio-visual materials about the lives and work of artists, musicians and others who create culture in Africa."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Art of the Kwele: ancestor masks, bush spirit masks
An essay on the Art of the Kwele of Equatorial Africa, and in particular on the different types of masks known in private and public collections. Illustrated with many examples, and with a full bibliography. Published by Trbal Arts.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back
Companion web site to an exhibition held in 2002 at the Seattle Art Museum. "A dozen African and American artists/scholars have guided the museum staff in presenting African works with the creative elements that contextualize them, such as music, movements, staging, special effects and conversation." The web site features these artist-cunsultants with streaming audio and video.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Art and Oracle: A Scholarly Resource of African Art and Rituals of Divination
"The 'Art and Oracle' exhibition presents African artifacts created to communicate with ancestors, spirits, and gods in order to obtain insight into human quandaries." This site is a companion to the exhibit held at the Met Museum in 2000, it includes 50 works from the exhibit, with extensive descriptions, 4 essays, maps of the peoples of Africa, a glossary and bibliography.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Art and Life in Africa Project
A companion web site to the Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM Project of the University of Iowa. The site contains an online version of the Teacher's Guide, a databank of 47 lesson plans, and profiles of 107 African Cultures and 27 Sub-Saharan African Countries.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Africaserver
"The Africaserver aims to bring together information from and about Africa and to gather and present the activities in The Netherlands with regard to Africa. The Africaserver should become a gateway to Africa with ample attention to the power of culture, for the attractiveness of the continent. Africa is much more and different from the stereotype image of disaster, war and famine as projected in Europe." This site offers virtual exhibitions, a directory of african artists living in Holland, and an excellent directory of links.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
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