Sunday, August 2, 2009

Contemporary African Art

Chris Spring has a new book titled Angaza Afrika. Angaza is a Swahili word meaning 'to shed light on' and the book does a fine job of opening up the world of contemporary art on the continent. There is some work by El Anatsui (at least one piece has been acquired by the St. Louis Art Museum), Diloprizulike and Romauld Hazoume. Click on the images below to enlarge and then doing a little looking around on your own. There is a complexity and beauty in African art that opens doors to wonder and understanding that will be a big part of moving forward on projects of intercontinental and global scope and size.

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