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- Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material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
Keywords: Art Theory, modern art, modernity, reference, scholarship, postcolonial theory, postcolonial art, pan-Africanism, art education in Africa, art patronage, art theory, global modernism, art and globalization, artists, African epistemologies, art and revolution, art and politics, African diaspora, visual culture, art history in Africa, Contemporary African Art, African art history, African Studies, 20th century art history, alternative modernisms, African Cultures in the Modern World, Peoples of Contemporary Africa, Continuity and Conflict in Africa, Globalism in African History, Theories of Modernism