Ex Africa

Philippe Dagen, Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Gallimard

Published: 11-01-2021

£35.00

The catalogue will present the Work of 20 contemporary artists, men and women of all generations and origins. Painting, sculpture, photography, sketches, video and installations will dialogue to help understand the relationship between contemporary art and ancient African art.

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SKU: 9782072894527

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The exhibition aims to show the relationships that exist today and since the end of the 20th century between contemporary and ancient African arts. The notion of primitivism as it was enunciated in 1984 in the exhibition Primitivism at MoMA, which locked the arts of Africa into a subjection to the idea of modern Western art and into the past is definitively over: ideas and forms specific to these arts are now more alive than ever. The catalogue will present the Work of the 20 artists exhibited, together with sketches and photographies to help understand the scope of their work and to go further. It will contain individual interviews which each artist.The exhibition aims to show the relationships that exist today and since the end of the 20th century between contemporary and ancient African arts. The notion of primitivism as it was enunciated in 1984 in the exhibition Primitivism at MoMA, which locked the arts of Africa into a subjection to the idea of modern Western art and into the past is definitively over: ideas and forms specific to these arts are now more alive than ever. The catalog will present the Work of the 20 artists exhibited, together with sketches and photographies to help understand the scope of their work and to go further. It will contain individual interviews which each artist.

Additional information

Dimensions 220 × 275 mm
Page Count 256