African Art Now: 50 Pioneers Defining African Art for the Twenty-First Century


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Chronicle Books
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9.3 X 11.1 X 1.0 inches | 3.15 pounds
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About the Author

Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London and Paris. In 2020, Bonsu was named one of Apollo magazine's "40 under 40" leading African voices. He is a curator of international art at Tate Modern and lives in London.


"African Art Now offers a closer look at 50 of the most prolific and impactful artists working today. The author, Osei Bonsu, profiles each artist, offering a closer look at their processes and stories. It includes a mix of established figures--like Tunji Adeniyi-Jones--along with up-and-coming artists. It's an ideal gift for the art buff in your life or the person who wants to become one." --New York Magazine
"Osei Bonsu, a British Ghanaian curator of international art at the Tate Modern in London, brilliantly encapsulates the essential works of 50 up-and-coming artists of African heritage.... He draws out core themes across the artists' oeuvres--postcolonial dystopias, family portraits, future ecologies, portrayals of shifting cultural identities, and reclamations of history--which the artists tease out in various media (painting, sculpture, collage, video, installations)." --Library Journal
"In addition to top-notch reproductions of featured artwork, you can read engaging profiles written by Bonsu that explore the artist's backstory and creative process, illustrating the vastness of African cultures, experiences, and ideas." --Real Simple