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A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad

Books & Catalogs, CAM Publication

7.75 x 10 inch, 184 page, paperback catalog. More than 60 color illustrations.

Foreword by Paul Ha. Essays by Shannon Fitzgerald, Tumelo Mosaka, Okwui Enwezor, Salah Hassan, Gilane Tawadros, Orlando Britto Jinorio and Ery Camara. 

A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad

September 20, 2003 – January 4, 2004

“… is an exhibition and catalog that represents new work by a selection of the most prominent African and African diaspora artists working in Europe and the United States. The artists represent an important generation of artists born before or during the postcolonial era in Africa….Their work, creative strategies, and formal vocabularies considered within this context challenge prevailing notions-fictions-about Africa and the largely Western desire for an authentic African art. - Excerpt from the essay by Shannon Fitzgerald.

 

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