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Madonna1

The Untold Renaissance: Textiles, Art and Reimagining the Past

The Untold Renaissance. This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an … Continue Reading ››
invisibleborders

On defining African Contemporary Art: Emeka Okereke

"If there is anything like contemporary African art, it is those creations that are cognisant of this element of spontaneity and improvisation, which tends to work with, and draw from it the possibility of alternative forms and aesthetics. Therefore “being African” is to blur the lines between possible and impossible rendering the very state of … Continue Reading ››
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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops.
philip kwame apagya's formal portraits in front of commissioned painted backgrounds seem to be suspended between realism and a sort of naïvité, they are both unreal and hyperealistic: the dreams of african people are put on … Continue Reading ››