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 Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora
Ethiopian Passages brings together the artworks of 10 contemporary artists working within the diaspora. The exhibit "asks how conditions of exile and movement have nurtured and helped define artists' oeuvres". The site includes video interviews of the artists. National Museum of African Art.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Master Hand: Individuality and Creativity Among Yoruba Sculptors
A companion web site created for an exhibit held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1998. The exhibition examines individual creativity within the Yoruba carving tradition. The web site offers some ideas for educators, and a couple of short video clips of a sculptor carving a Gelede mask and another of a Gelede mask dance.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Contact Zones : Colonial and Contemporary
This exhibition is offered by the Michael Stevenson Contemporary gallery in South Africa. It engages with themes of identities in sub-Saharan Africa, both in the colonial period and in the present day. "The works on exhibition illustrate the dynamic and creative role of artists in negotiating European and African identities in times when realities continue to evolve and alter rapidly... These works reflect the complexity of cross-cultural situations which are marked by misunderstanding, fear and admiration."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Núcleo de Arte: Arms into Art
"During the past few years, the artists' collective Nucleo de Arte (in Maputo, Mozambique) got involved in an extraordinary project. In workshops, members made works of art out of AK 47 machine guns, landmines and hand weapons... The works of art were exhibited in the country itself. In the virtual exhibition, you will find a selection of 29 sculptures made by 14 artists during a Núcleo de Arte workshop in 1998."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Other Africas: Images of Nigerian Modernity
This is a digital record of an exhibit held in 2002 at the University Museum of Southern Illinois University. "The objective of this exhibit is to offer images of Other Africas, perspectives that lead us away from the desolate and romanticized Africa of the Western imagination toward those places where African modernities are emerging." Two anthropologists take a look at modern-day Nigeria, among the areas of visual expression they focus on are the art in popular posters, on printed fabrics, and in the electronic media (with video clips from Nigerian movies on the site).
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Hypertextile + Klikor Icon + Afevo + Blackhud Research Center
Hypertextile is the website of Luciano Ghersi, an Italian weaver who has been working with a community of Kente weavers from the town of Klikor in Ghana. Together they have started several web sites (all linked from Hypertextile) documenting the craft of Kente weaving among this particular group of Ewe weavers. The site continues to grow and is really reaching encyclopedic dimensions. There is much information on patterns, techniques, and individual weavers. From our point of view this site wins Best of the Web!
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning
Web catalog for an exhibition held at the Baily Art Museum, University of Virginia in 1993. This site was an early demonstartion of the use of the web for publishing exhibition catalogs.
[posted: Mar 03, 2004]
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