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10 Contemporary African Artists You Don’t Know But Should

One artist works with defunct weapons, transforming obsolete AK-47s and soldiers’ boots into elaborate thrones and evocative masks. Another uses local textiles to explore the slippery ground between figuration and abstraction. A third folds his self-portraits into vibrant commentaries on current events, at once humorous and urgent. There is no common thread of African art, no predominant theme, medium or tone.

As Nigerian artist Peju Alatise explained, the West often conveys overly simplistic projections of African art out of ignorance, negligence or simple lack of exposure. “The one-sided Eurocentric narrative that defines and ascribes its notions of what read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com


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