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Authentic / Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art

Editors: Salah M. Hassan & Olu Oguibe

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The essays in this book offer a fresh look at conceptualism from an African standpoint, and at issues of cross-cultural and trans-national aesthetics. All emphasize the importance of examining the reciprocal traffic of influences between Africa and the rest of the world. They offer a glimpse of the ways in which African and African Diaspora artists have interpreted and translated the aesthetic and social experiences of post-colonial Africa into new idioms of artistic expression and it is our hope that both exhibition and book will help bring the contributions of African artists in this understudied area to the fore.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Authentic / Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art
Salah M. Hassan y Olu Oguibe

lnsertions: Self and Other in Contemporary African Art
Salah M.Hassan

Strangers and Citizens
Olu Oguibe

Where, What, Who, When: A Few Notes on 'African' Conceptualism
Okwui Enwezor

The FLAT Gallery: Conceptual Practices In Durban, South Africa
Siemon Allen

Making/Breaking Bread: Willem Boshof's Panifice
Rory Doepel

María Magdalena Campos Pons: 1990-2001
Sally Berger

Requiems for the Heavyweights: Race, Representation and Universality in the Art of Godfried Donkor
Christian Viverous-Fauné

Rachid Koraїchi: A celestial Architecture
Maryline Lostia

Skin Deep / Bodies of Evidence: The Work of Bernie Searle
Annie E. Coombes

The Visible and the Invisible: The Work of Zineb Sedira
GilaneTawadros

Tricking the Mind: The Work of Yinka Shonibare
Okwui Enwezor


Bibliography

Artists' Biographies

List of Works in the Exhbition

Notes on Contributors


A publication of the Forum for African Arts, 2001



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