Mi. 20.06.2018 // 19.00 Uhr

Peter Probst: Acknowledging the Contemporary

African Art Studies in the Short 1960s.

Peter Probst (Tufts University)

The current interest in African modernisms also entails a critical historiographic discussion of field formations: It was towards the end of the 1960s when scholars and critics began to acknowledge the existence of “contemporary art in Africa” (Beier 1968). Yet, as profound as the recognition was, the openness did not last long. The new era of independence did not trigger a lasting interest in exploring and researching the new African art worlds that had emerged with the decline of

Mi. 20.06.2018 // 19.00 Uhr