Modern African Art : A Basic Reading List
Major Group Exhibitions : 2010s
Dak’art 2010 (9th : 2010 : Dakar, Senegal). Dak’art 2010: 9ème biennale de l’art africain contemporain = 9th Biennial of contemporary African art. Dakar: Secrétariat general de la biennale des arts, 2010. 190pp. illus. (color), bibl. refs. Text in French and English. N5090.D13D35 2010 AFA. OCLC 640112702
Although well established in the firmament of global biennales, Dak’art reveals its existential angst in the self-reflexive essays by curators and critics. “To exist or perish,” “a gamble with the future,” “stakes and challenges,” “transplant or adaptation of a model?” Twenty-six artists featured in the main exhibition, all new to Dak’art. With tribute to the past, nine previous Dak’art grand prize winners were given an exhibition, following the theme of retrospection - - Fatma Charfi, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Viyé Diba, Moustapha Dime, Mounir Fatmi, Abdoulaye Konaté, Ndary Lo, Michèle Magema, and Zerihun Yetmegeta.
Who knows tomorrow / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, nationalgalerie ; edited by Udo Kittlemann, Chika Okeke-Agulu and Britta Schmitz. Cologne; London: Walther Königm 2010, 629pp. illus. (pt. color), maps, bibl. refs. N7380.W46 2010 AFA. OCLC 646401385.
This catalog was published to accompany the exhibition held at the Berlin National Gallery, June 4-September 26, 2010. Richly illustrated, the catalog reflects on contemporary Africa and its cultural landscape through the lens of colonial history, using literary and scientific texts and essays. The exhibition included installations at four locations of the Nationalgalerie by five African artists: El Anatsui, Zarina Bhimji, António Ole, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Pascale Marthine Tayou.