African Art Now: Fifty pioneers defining African art for the twenty-first century

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Octopus, Oct 6, 2022 - Art - 240 pages

Over the past two decades contemporary African art has taken its rightful place on the world stage. Today, African artists work outside the confines of limiting categories and outdated perceptions; they produce art that is as much a reflection of Africa's tumultuous past as it is a vision of its boundless future.

Far-reaching in its scope, African Art Now celebrates the diversity and dynamism of the contemporary African art scene across the continent today.

Featuring the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Michael Armitage, Amoako Boafo, Cassi Namoda, Cinga Samson, Zina Saro-Wiwa and many more.

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About the author (2022)

Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator, critic and art historian, who is currently a curator of International Art at Tate Modern. A leading voice in the field of contemporary art, he has worked as a contributing editor at frieze magazine, and he has developed a number of exhibitions focused on art from Africa and the global South. He holds a master's degree in History of Art from University College London and has lectured widely at universities and institutions around the world. In 2020, he was named as one of Apollo magazine's '40 under 40' leading African voices, and in 2021 he was included in New African magazine's '100 most influential Africans'.

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