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AFRICA HOY: OBRAS DE LA CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART COLLECTION (Africa Now: Works from the Contemporary African Art Collection). Andre Magnin et al. Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1991. Organized and published by Groninger Museum, Groningen, in association with Novib (Netherlands Organization for International Development Cooperation). 222 pp. with 86 col. ills. 30 x 28 cm. ISBN 8486022525 Bilingual in Spanish and French (prefatory texts and brief entries in Spanish only).
Highlighting the creations of 15 contemporary African artists, this catalogue features outstanding full-page reproductions of works drawn from a recently formed private collection, ranging from abstract carvings based on traditional motifs to cartoon-like social commentaries and elaborate models of imaginary architecture. Nine introductory essays examine from several perspectives the art historical and cultural issues involved in interpreting current trends in Third World art and discuss the concerns of individual artists represented in the show.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa — Post-1970 — Several Media
Plans: 02,03,20
Worldwide Number: 023327
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