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African art now : masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi collection / André Magnin ... [et al.]
Alternate Title Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi collection
London ; New York : Merrell, c2005
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  N7391.65 .A373 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Art, Black -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Art, African -- 20th century
Art, African -- 21st century
Art, Modern -- 20th century
Art, Modern -- 21st century
Subject Pigozzi, Jean C. -- Art collections
Physical Description 224 p. : ill. (chiefly in col.), ports. (chiefly in col.) ; 29 cm
Note Published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-217) and index
Contents Two conversations / Jean Pigozzi & André Magnin -- How contemporary African art comes to the West / Thomas McEvilley -- Clubs of Bamako / Alison de Lima Greene -- Always something new: an African-American response to contemporary African culture / Alvia J. Wardlaw
Review "African Art Now offers a wide-ranging view of new currents in contemporary African art, profiling thirty-three painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists. No single tradition or method defines these artists, who come from numerous different countries; however, they share an awareness of both local and global cultures, reflecting the complex heritage faced by African artists today. Included in these pages are the works of studio portrait photographer Philip Kwame Apagya (Ghana), who transports his clientele into the idealized world of advertisements; the painters Moke and Cheri Samba (Democratic Republic of Congo), whose vivacious canvases record different aspects of daily life in Kinshasa; and Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroon), whose video installations capture both the evil and the grace of the world we all share. From South Africa is Esther Mahlangu, an important proponent of the Ndebele decorative wall paintings executed exclusively by Ndebele women; from Benin, Romuald Hazoume, whose masks and installations reinterpret the traditions of his Yoruba heritage; and from Cote d'Ivoire, Frederic Bruly Bouabre, who communicates an encyclopedia of universal knowledge and experience in his postcard-format drawings."--BOOK JACKET
Alternate Author Magnin, André
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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