Africa Remix “Contemporary Art of a Continent”
Africa Remix is the first comprehensive publication on young contemporary art of the last decade in and from Africa. It features more than eighty artists from nearly thirty countries, thus representing the geographic diversity of Africa-from Egypt and Morocco to South Africa. Both well-known artists who are already established in the international scene as well as new, emerging talents are included. In an attempt to do justice to the complexity of current artist production the survey focuses on film, documentary photography, fashion, music, and literature, in addition to the fine arts. Experts in the field comment on the different artistic positions and their sources of inspiration. Instead of describing them using the traditional categories of postcolonial discourse, this publication concentrates on the “fact of the present” (Simon Njami): the works are seen as an expression of the direct influence of the present on the artist. A specially developed illustrated dictionary of important aspects of African art and culture completes this fascinating study.