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What Africans are producing now in Africa is not "African Art". It is art produced by people who consider themselves as partners in a world that they invent every instant.

.                        ---Hassan Musa [Sudan]


bulletSalah Hassan and Obu Oguibe, "Authentic / Ex-Centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art," Authentic / Ex-Centric, Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art, pp. 10-25
bullet Sidney Kasfir, "One tribe, one style?" in History in Africa, vol. 8 1981.


bulletMuhammad Hamid Shaddad, Crystalist Manifesto
bullet Godfried Donkor: Lord Byron's Room, 2001
bullet Financial Times, 1999
bullet From Slave to Champ Series, 1999
bullet From Slave to Champ Series, 1999
bulletThe Black Madonna, 1999
bulletThe Black Terror, 1998
bullet The Power and the Glory, 1999
bullet Yinka Shonibare, Vacation, 2000
bulletRachid Koraichi
bulletJefel Eddin Eroumi, 1999
bullet The Rose Path (Le Chemin de Rose), 2001; detail Morroccan Basins
bullet Hommage to Ibn Arabi, 1999
bulletZineb Sedira
bullet Four Generations of Women, 2000
bullet The Veil I, 2000
bullet Self-Portrait, 1999
bullet Miss Holmes, 2000
bulletVideo: Don't Do to Her What you Did to Me, 2000
bulletSilent Sight (Video Still 1); Video Still 2
bulletMarķa Magdalena Campos-Pons
bulletHistory of People Who Were Not Heroes: Spoken Softly with Mama, 1997; website of the project at Lehman College
bulletAbridor de Caminos, 1997
bullet Folding Desires, 1997 (San Paolo Bienal 1997)
bulletBernie Searle
bulletSnow White, 2000
bullet Com-fort, 1997
bulletColor Me Series, 1998-9
bullet Color Me Series installation
bullet Lifeline Series,
bulletArtthrob on Bernie Searle
bulletOlu Oguibe, Brothers, 2000
bulletBuggy for an Unknown Child, 1997
bulletHassan Musa
bulletGhana Amer, Love Park, 2000

Internet Resources

Website for the Exhibition at the 49th Venice Biennale