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 The African view of art and some problems facing the African artist
This article by Ben Enwonwu appears in Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World. "Art is not static. Like Culture, Art changes its form with the times. It is setting the clock back, to expect that the art form of Africa today, must resemble that of yesterday otherwise, the former will not reflect the African Image..."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Contemporary Visual Art from Ghana
George Hughes, a painter from Ghana who works and lives in the U.S., writes about the state of Ghanaian arts today. This article is published online in the Virtual Museum Of Contemporary African Art.
[posted: Mar 04, 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]
 Núcleo de Arte: Arms into Art
"During the past few years, the artists' collective Nucleo de Arte (in Maputo, Mozambique) got involved in an extraordinary project. In workshops, members made works of art out of AK 47 machine guns, landmines and hand weapons... The works of art were exhibited in the country itself. In the virtual exhibition, you will find a selection of 29 sculptures made by 14 artists during a Núcleo de Arte workshop in 1998."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Other Africas: Images of Nigerian Modernity
This is a digital record of an exhibit held in 2002 at the University Museum of Southern Illinois University. "The objective of this exhibit is to offer images of Other Africas, perspectives that lead us away from the desolate and romanticized Africa of the Western imagination toward those places where African modernities are emerging." Two anthropologists take a look at modern-day Nigeria, among the areas of visual expression they focus on are the art in popular posters, on printed fabrics, and in the electronic media (with video clips from Nigerian movies on the site).
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Rockston Studio Gallery
Rockston Studio is an artist collective space in Lusaka, Zambia. "In a country with no school of Fine Art, Rockston provides a platform where artists can collaborate, develop ideas and gain from shared insights and different approaches to making art."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Galerie Peter Herrmann
"Since 1989 Galerie Peter Herrmann has been a specialist in Contemporary Art by international artists with the underlying theme: Africa. Authentic Tribal and Royal Art of West and Central Africa. Our presentation of African subjects is executed with art historical precision, which has earned the gallery worldwide recognition as being one of the few galleries to consistently and accurately present Africa over the course of an extended artistic timeline." Gallery in Berlin, Germany.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Colours
"African Colours, online since July 2000, is a portal for Contemporary Art, as well as a dynamic force to link artists from different parts of the world so that they can share their ideas and culture and achieve a common goal." Exhibits of artist works, information on galleries and current shows, news, links and more -- a great portal for contemporary art in Africa.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Artthrob: Contemporary Art in South Africa
"Artthrob is South Africa's leading contemporary visual arts publication, reporting on the national arts scene and the involvement of South African artists in the international art world."
[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]
   
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