A groundbreaking A-Z appraisal of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa
In recent years Africa’s booming art scene has gained substantial global attention, with a growing number of international exhibitions and a stronger-than-ever presence on the art market worldwide. Here, for the first time, is the most substantial survey to date of modern and contemporary African-born or Africa-based artists. Working with a panel of experts, this volume builds on the success of Phaidon’s bestselling Great Women Artists in re-writing a more inclusive and diverse version of art history.
Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors.
Chika Okeke-Agulu is Professor of African and African Diaspora Art at Princeton University. He is the author of several books including Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria (2015), and is a co-editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.
Joseph L. Underwood is a scholar and curator whose research addresses the transnational networks of modern and contemporary African art, with an emphasis on artists from Senegal.
- Publisher: Phaidon Press (October 27, 2021)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- ISBN-10: 183866243X
- ISBN-13: 9781838662431
- Item Weight: 3 lbs 5 ounces
- Dimensions: 9.84 x 1.38 x 11.42 inches
- Alt: African Artists from 1882 to Now