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1 Contemporary African Art in and out of Africa

2 The Great Exhibition The Great Exhibition, London, 1851

3 Joseph Paxton, The Crystal Palace, 1851….destroyed by fire November 30, 1936

4 Edouard Manet, "The Luncheon on the Grass“, oil on canvas, 1862/1863

5 1.Formal Category 2. Informal Category: (Workshops; a new internationalism –souvenir art) 3. African Art on the Global Stage 4. Diaspora Dimension: Ambivalence and Parody

6 Formal Category : Evolution of Modern Art in Africa 1922 Aina Onabolu ( ) Kenneth D. Murray ( ) —British Colonial Officer, 1927 Ben Enwonwu Harlem Renaissance (Alain Locke); Negritude, assimilation ( Leopold Sedar Senghor, Aime Cesaire) Pan Africanism

7 Crowned Head of a Ruler, Ife, Nigeria Zinc Brass, BP (12 th -15 th cent.) Leo Frobenius assumed this was Greek Poseidon or Roman Neptune Which belonged to the famed Atlantis

8 Aina Onabolu, Barrister Oil on canvas 1920s

9 Ben Enwonwu, Agbogho Mmuo, Oil on canvas, 1978 Student of Kenneth Murray Encouraged to reflect visible experiences from their African environment; Negritude and Pan Africanism

10 Ben Enwonwu, Negritude Oil on canvas

11 Ben Enwonwu Sir Adetokunbo Ademola The Alake of Egbaland, Bronze

12 Ben Enwonwu, Statue of Queen Elizabeth 11 Bronze

13 The Zaria School

14 Bruce Onobrakpeya Have You Heard, Oil on canvas, 1959 Influenced by the Adire indigo dyed fabric design patterns of the Yoruba The Zaria Art society, 1958 “Zaria Rebels” Natural synthesis—combining the best of Nigerian values with those from outside

15 Adire, (Indigo dyed cloth) Yoruba, Nigeria, indigo and cotton 20 th century

16 Bruce Onobrakpeya, Untitled Oil on canvas 1961

17 Demas Nwoko, Figure, Terracotta, Influenced by the stylistic elements of Nok

18 Demas Nwoko Adam and Eve Terracotta, 1967/68

19 Informal Category : Catholic Workshops & Experimental Workshops a) Oye Ekiti—Catholic Mission—Father Kevin Carroll ( )

20 Lamidi Fakeye, Flight into Egypt, wood, 1956 Integration of Christian subject matter with Yoruba sculpture tradition —Africanization of form

21 George Bandele, One of the Three Wise Men From the Christmas Crib Set Wood, beads, pigments 1954

22 The Experimental Workshops b) Mbari Mbayo—Ibadan/Osogbo—Ulli Beier ) Osogbo Experiments—Mbari Mbayo Workshop Talented young artists who were still unfettered by European artistic convention

23 Adire, (Indigo dyed cloth) Yoruba, Nigeria, indigo and cotton 20 th century

24 Georgina Beier, Untitled, oil on board 25 panels, 1985

25 Georgina Beier, Untitled, linoleum cut print, 1960

26 Adebisi Akanji, Untitled-scene from A Petrol Station Cement sculpture, Cement n.d

27 Twin Seven Seven, a.k.a Chief Taiwo Olaniyi, Pen and Ink 1967 Phantasmagoric/Dream like images steeped in Yoruba folkloric tradition

28 Jimoh Buraimoh, faces and bird, gouache and beads on board, 1996

29 Informal Category Roadside Art and a new Internationalism

30 Unknown artist, Barber’s Sign—(Salon) shop display, enamel paints on wood

31 Cheri Samba, Why have I signed a contract?, acrylic on canvas, 1990

32 Kane Kwei, Mercedes-Benz shaped coffin, enamel paint on wood, 1989

33 Kane Kwei, Cocoa-pod shaped coffin, enamel paints on wood, 1970

34 Kane Kwei, Hen-shaped coffin, wood and enamel paint, 1989

35 On the Global Stage

36 Man wearing commemorative cloth With likeness of Queen Elizabeth II Ghana, 1960

37 Vote for Peace, Vote ANC, detail, 1994

38 Yinka Shonibare, Scramble for Africa, installation 14 chairs, 14 tables Wax prints, 2000

39 Yinka Shonibare detail

40 Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper, 1498, tempera and oil on plaster (Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan)

41 Yinka Shonibare, The Last Supper (after Leonardo) mixed media, 2013

42 Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary, Acrylic, resin, oil paper collage, Elephant dung on linen, 1996 Imagery of Mary the mother of Jesus; asexualized imagery of Aunt Jemima- the Black Mammy stereotype, domestic/wet nurse

43 Ritual of Imori (Knowing/discerning Destiny), Ijebu-Yoruba, Nigeria Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Sonponna, photograph

44 Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Soponna, Black and white silver gelatin With hand tinting, 1987

45 Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Golden Phallus, Color Photograph, 1989

46 El Anatsui, Searching for Connections (TsiaTsia ) bottle tops, printing plates, Aluminium and Copper wire, 2013

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49 Diaspora Dimension: Ambivalence and Parody

50 Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper, 1498, tempera and oil on plaster (Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan)

51 Dean Simon, Mandela surrounded by Peacemaker around the World, black & white painting 2013

52 Renee Cox, Yo Mama Last Supper, C-Print Photograph,

53 A French print “La Belle Hottentot” after the display and objectification of Sarah Bartman (Saartje Bartman)

54 Renee Cox, Saartie Bartman (Hottentot Venus) Photography, 1995

55 Edouard Manet, "The Luncheon on the Grass“, oil on canvas, 1862/1863

56 Renee Cox, Cousins at pussy pond, 2001

57 Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, oil on canvas, 1907

58 Faith Ringgold, Picasso’s Studio, Acrylic on canvas And tie-dye fabric, 1991

59 Ike Ude, Cover Girl Series, Photo Text,

60 Ike Ude, Cover Girl, Installation view, Exit Art

61 Jacques-Louis David, Oath of the Horatii, oil on canvas,

62 Jacques-Louis David's painting Bonaparte Crossing the Alps at Grand-Saint-Bernard Oil on canvas,

63 Kehinde Wiley, Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps, oil on canvas, 2005

64 Peter Paul Rubens, King Philips II of Spain Oil on canvas, 1628

65 Kehinde Wiley, Portrait of Michael Jackson, oil on canvas, 2009


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