Skipping the Blockade Run: Andile Dyalvane and Camagu

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth A. Perrill, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Within the context of this special issue on African art markets, this artist's profile brings to the fore transforming and increasingly fractured contexts of artistic production and consumption. In particular, Andile Dyalvane's career highlights the fact that many contemporary artists working on the African continent are working from positions outside of international or domestic markets in carving, metalworking, or masquerade, media that have dominated Euro-American conceptualizations of African arts in the past 100 years. The work of Dyalvane, a ceramic artist based in Cape Town, South Africa, is historicized as emerging from South African institutions of higher education and infrastructures of ceramic and design promotions. Dyalvane's ability to tap into new international art trends that increasingly foregrounding ceramic arts, as well as his assertion of a philosophy of giving thanks summarized by the term Camagu, are highlighted in this early to mid-career artist's profile.

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Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, vol. 12,1, 2018. pp. 97-106.
Language: English
Date: 2018
South Africa, African art, ceramics, Andile Dyalvane, Cape Town

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