Contemporary African Art since 1980, 2009


Author: Okwui Enwezor, and Chika Okeke-Agulu
Pages: 368
illustrations: 400
Format: Hardcover
Size: 24,1 cm × 31,5 cm × 2,5 cm
Publisher: Damiani



€68.00




Contemporary African Art since 1980, 2009

The first major survey of the work of more than 200 contemporary African artists.

Contemporary African Art Since 1980, is the first major survey of the work of more than 200 contemporary African artists from diverse situations, locations, and generations who work either in or outside of Africa, but whose practices engage and occupy the social and cultural complexities of the continent: from the end of the postcolonial utopias of the sixties during the 1980s to the geopolitical, economic, technological and cultural shifts incited by globalization.

Text by Okwui Enwezor, and Chika Okeke-Agulu

List of artists (1980-89): Damase Aboueu, Tayo Adenaike, Jane Alexander, Oladele Bamgboye, Fouad Bellamine, Skunder Boghossian, Willem Boschoff, Fode Camara, Tamessir Dia, Marlene Dumas, Uzo Egonu, Touhami Ennadre, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Farghali Abdel Hafiz, Romuald Hazoumé, Lubaina Himid, Jackson Hlungwane, Kamala Ishag, Gavin Jantjes, Rafik Kamel, Jak Katarikawe, William Kentridge, Mohamed Khadda, Omer Khalil, Bodys Isek Kingéléz, Wosene Kosrof, Rachid Koraichi, Atta Kwami, Clemclem Lawson, Ernestine Meledge, Moké, Iba Ndiaye, Malangatana Ngwenya, Olu Oguibe, Jo Ractliffe, Ibrahim El Salahi, Chéri Samba, Penny Siopis, Gazbia Sirry, Ousmane Sow, Paul Stopforth, Eshetu Tiruneh, Yacouba Toure, Ninin Trah Bi, Hedi Turki, Twins Seven-Seven, Obiora Udechukwu, Osman Waquialla, Sue Williamson, Asita Zeze. 1990-99

List of artists (1990-99): Adel Abdessemed, Aboudramane, Sunday Jack Akpan, Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Elizabeth Atnafu, Oladele Bamgboye, Yto Barrada, Bili Bidjocka, Willem Boschoff, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Candice Breitz, Jerry Buhari, Sokari Douglas Camp, Achamyeleh Debela, Rashid Diab, Viyé Diba, Moustapha Dime, Godfried Donkor, Marlene Dumas, Victor Ekpuk, Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Mary Evans, Mounir Fatmi, Ângela Ferreira, Samuel Fosso, Meschac Gaba, Kendell Geers, Farghali Abdel Hafiz, Kay Hassan, Jackson Hlungwane, Mohammed Kacimi, Kan-Si, Bodys Isek Kingéléz, Marcia Kure, Kane Kwei, Moshekwa Langa, Cheik Lédy, El Loko, Nja Mahdaoui, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Miriam Mihindou, Santu Mofokeng, Moké, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Youssef Nabil, Sam Nhlengethwa, Houria Niati, Odili Donald Odita, Chris Ofili, Antonio Ole, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Richard Onyango, Owusu-Ankomah, Johannes Phokela, Jo Ractliffe, Younès Rahmoun, Robin Rhode, Tracy Rose, Chéri Samba, Claudette Schreuders, Bernie Searle, Zineb Sedira, Johannes Segolela, Yinka Shonibare, Penny Siopis, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Cyprien Tokoudagba, Obiora Udechukwu, Emeka Udemba, Ouattara Watts, Sue Williamson.

List of Artists (2000-09): Adel Abdessemed, Georges Adéagbo, El Anatsui, Ghada Amer, Olu Amoda, Yto Barrada, Luis Basto, Bodo, Candice Breitz, Allan deSouza, Modou Dieng, Godfried Donkor, Joel Mpah Dooh, Andrew Dosunmu, Marlene Dumas, Victor Ekpuk, Hala ElKhoussy, Lalla Essaydi, Mary Evans, Mounir Fatmi, Ângela Ferreira, Samuel Fosso, Meschac Gaba, Kendell Geers, Anawana Haloba, Kay Hassan, Romuald Hazoumé, Susan Hefuna, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Iman Issa, Osahenye Kainebi, Amal Kenawy, David Koloane, Abdoulaye Konate, Bill Kouélany, Marcia Kure, Atta Kwami, Moshekwa Langa, El Loko, Maha Maamoun, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Julie Mehretu, Nandipha Mntambo, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Zanele Muholi, James Muriuki, Hassan Musa, Wangechi Mutu, Youssef Nabil, Sabah Naim, Moataz Nasr, Grace Ndiritu, Otobong Nkanga, Odili Donald Odita, Magdalene Odundo, Chris Ofili, Nnenna Okore, Senam Okudzeto, Antonio Ole, Owusu-Ankomah, Dawit Petros, Johannes Phokela, Younès Rahmoun, Robin Rhode, Tracy Rose, Issa Samb, Claudette Schreuders, Zineb Sedira, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Randa Shaath, Wael Shawky, Batoul Shimi, Yinka Shonibare, Julien Sinzogan, Penny Siopis, Mikhael Subotzky, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Guy Tillim, Eshetu Tiruneh, Barthélémy Toguo, Hentje Van der Merwe, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Okwui Enwezor

Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019), was an American-Nigerian poet, art critic, curator and teacher. He is one of the leading figures in contemporary African art.

Okwui Enwezor was born in 1963 in Nigeria to the youngest son of a comfortable Igbos family. In 1982, after a semester at the University of Nigeria, Enwezor moved to the Bronx. In 1987, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from New Jersey City University.

When Enwezor graduated, he moved to the city centre and took up poetry. He performed at the Knitting Factory and the Nuyorican Poets Café in the East Village. Enwezor's study of poetry led him through language-based art forms, such as conceptual art, to art criticism. Teaming up in 1993 with African critics Chika Okeke-Agulu and Salah Hassan, he launched the triennial journal Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art from his Brooklyn apartment. The name of the journal "Nka" is an Igbo word meaning art, but it also means to make, to create. He recruited scholars and artists such as Olu Oguibe as contributor and editor of the first issue.

After mounting a few small exhibitions in museums, Enwezor's fame grew considerably in 1996 as curator of In / sight, an exhibition of 30 African photographers at the Guggenheim Museum. 2,4 In / sight was one of the first shows in the world to place contemporary African art in the historical and political context of colonial withdrawal and the emergence of independent African states.

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