A call for papers, from all scholars in any part of the world, to the panel, "Postmodernism and African Art", in the ASAUK Biennial Conference taking place at the University of Sussex, UK, 9-11 September, 2014.
Convenors of this panel are Chidi Ugwu & C. Krydz Ikwuemesi of the University of Nigeria.
In African art, the search for eclecticism may take a dangerous turn as it often approximates
self-denial and a glorification of the other. Certain questions arise in this light:
In what ways has the postmodernist attitude affected discourse on African art?
How can African art borrow from elsewhere without really losing its originality?
Where does the modern end in Africa and where does the postmodern begin?
On whose terms are the modernist and postmodernist zeitgeists defined in Africa? Is it based
on realities on the continent or is the definition churned in the mill of Western imagination?
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
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