African Art and Agency in the Workshop [book review]

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: African Art and Agency in the Workshop, edited by Sidney Kasfir and Till Förster, is the ideal outcome of a disciplinary conference. The sixteen essays in this volume, products of the 2007 Arts Council of the African Studies Association Triennial Conference, interrogate an underlying and often unquestioned inter-disciplinary category: the workshop. Contributors address artistic production in African nation-states and multinational-states, as well as at least one workshop model operating through global networks. This worthy addition to Indiana University Press’ African Expressive Cultures series contains a broad array of data derived from archival research and fieldwork, as well as artists’ observations drawn from direct workshop participation.

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International Journal of African Historical Studies, 48, 1: 131-133
Language: English
Date: 2015
book review, African art, workshops

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