Africa Contemporary: Art From 1950-Present

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Lecture, Open—Spring

This class explores contemporary art movements in Africa and beyond, following artists of African descent as they exhibit and work around the world. The material will also be a springboard for discussing how contemporary African art is received and perceived in the Euro-American museum and by African art critics. Artists covered include Yinka Shonibare, William Kentridge, El Anatsui, Ndary Lo, Wangeshi Mutu, and emerging artists from Senegal, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and many others. Theorists and critics include Sidney Kasfir, Okwui Enwezor, Sylvester Ogbechie, Hal Foster, Johannes Fabian, Kobena Mercer, and more.