African Arts presents original research and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967, the journal has reflected the dynamism and diversity of several fields of humanistic study,MoreAfrican Arts presents original research and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967, the journal has reflected the dynamism and diversity of several fields of humanistic study, publishing richly illustrated articles in full color, incorporating the most current theory, practice, and intercultural dialogue.
The journal offers readers peer-reviewed scholarly articles concerning a striking range of art forms and visual cultures of the world’s second largest continent and its diasporas, as well as special thematic issues, book and exhibition reviews, features on museum collections, exhibition previews, artist portfolios, photo essays, edgy dialogues, and editorials.Contents of Issue 47:4 (Winter 2014):first wordThe Unfolding of a Biennale: A Timeline of the Exposition Internationale at Dak’Art 2014Joseph Underwoodin memoriamWarren Leonard d’AzevedoPhilip M.
Peek and Mary Jo Arnoldiarticles“This is What Makes Sirigu Unique”Authenticating Canvas and Wall Paintings in (Inter)nationalCircuits of Value and MeaningRhoda WoetsImpersonations and RevelationsMysteries of a South African Photography StudioSteven C. DubinFramed and Hidden HistoriesWest African Photography from Local to Global ContextsCandace M. KellerTrading Virtue for VirtuosityThe Artistry of Kinshasa’s Concert DanseusesLesley Nicole BraunCommemorating an African QueenGhanaian Nationalism, the African Diaspora, and the Public Memoryof Nana Yaa Asantewaa, 1952–2009Harcourt FullerAfrican Occasional TextilesVernacular Landscapes of DevelopmentCatherine P.
Bishopexhibition reviewsErnest Cole PhotographerMandela for President: South African Votes for DemocracyFowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angelesreviewed by Dwight CareyTightrope: Elias SimeBritish Council, Goethe Institute, Italian Cultural Institute and AllianceÉthio-Française, Addis Ababa, Ethiopiareviewed by Kate Cowcherbook reviewsThings Done Change: The Cultural Politics of Recent Black Artists in Britainby Eddie Chambersreviewed by Olubukola A. GbadegesinRise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and theBureaucracy of Everyday Lifeed.
by Okwei Enwezor and Roy Besterreviewed by Paul Von BlumAfrican Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Worked. by Joanna Grabski and Carol Mageereviewed by Carol SpindelArt in the Service of Colonialism: French Art Educationin Morocco 1912–1956by Hamid Irbouhreviewed by Elizabeth Perrillafrican art in unusual placesSt. Paul’s Cathedral, LondonElsbeth Court