African Art and Agency in the Workshop African Art and Agency in the Workshop

African Art and Agency in the Workshop African Art and Agency in the Workshop

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The role of the workshop in the creation of African art is the subject of this revelatory book. In the group setting of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists share ideas and techniques, and creative expression flourishes. African Art and Agency in the Workshop examines the variety of workshops, from those which are politically driven or tourist oriented, to those based on historical patronage or allied to current artistic trends. Fifteen lively essays explore the impact of the workshop on the production of artists such as Zimbabwean stone sculptors, master potters from Cameroon, wood carvers from Nigeria, and others from across the continent.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 424 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253007585
  • 9780253007582

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"A closer examination of the workshop provides important insights into art histories and cultural politics. We may think we know what we mean when we use the term "workshop," but in fact the organization of groups of artists takes on vastly different forms and encourages the production of diverse styles of art within larger social structures and power dynamics." --Victoria Rovine, University of Florida--Victoria Rovine, University of Floridashow more

About Professor Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

Sidney Littlefield Kasfir is Professor Emerita of Art History at Emory University. She is author of African Art and the Colonial Encounter (IUP, 2007).Till F rster is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel.show more

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