New Spaces for Negotiating Art (and) Histories in Africa

ab 24,90 

Kerstin Pinther, Berit Fischer, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90626-7
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2015
Seiten 226
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kunst und Visuelle Kulturen Afrikas. African Art and Visual Cultures. Arts et cultures


In the 1990s a new wave of globalization changed the field
of cultural production in many African countries and paved
the way for major new cultural events. In particular during
the last two decades an ever growing series of art and
cultural centres were and still are being established –
often against the background of broader national (art)
histories and the historic prominence of the state as the
primary patron of the arts. In considering the historical
genealogy of these ’new spaces‘, this volume examines the
infrastructures and public spaces they create, the
theoretical discourses they tap into and explore, the
aesthetic and (cultural) political debates they stir, the
role they play in the field of cultural institutions and
cultural activism, and their relations with state and
municipal institutions.

Kerstin Pinther is professor for the arts of
Africa with a special focus on Islam and the arts at Ludwig
Maximilian University Munich.

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and
curator of African art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.

Berit Fischer is an independent curator and writer.