Not Just for Skull T-shirts Anymore
November 18, 2008 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Inspired by the 88-artist exhibition Africa Remix, Juxtapoz magazine's most recent issue is almost entirely dedicated to contemporary African artists. Highlights include Pieter Hugo's Nollywood photo series, Diane Victor's Smoke Portraits, Abu Bakarr Mansarray's crazy machine sketches, Ransome Stanley's oil paintings, Mikhael Subotzky's prison photography, Wangechi Mutu's collages, Cheri Cherin's large-scale political canvases, and Jane Alexander's human/animal sculptures.

Between the amazing graffiti you see in Senegal and hand-painted Ghanaian movie posters, I'm surprised Juxtapoz hasn't focused on Africa sooner. Although I guess their broadened scope isn't really news.
posted by pinothefrog (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Wow - interesting links for days of distraction and intrigue. Thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 11:25 AM on November 18, 2008

Yeah, wow. Better than their usual stuff, and I like their usual stuff.
posted by kozad at 11:45 AM on November 18, 2008

Juicy post! But I've been looking forward to this show coming to the Hayward for yonks, so I think I'll save the links until after I've seen the work in the flesh come February.

Also, I wonder how long it'll take for folk to start claiming that "Africa is the new China", driving these artists' prices to nutty levels?
posted by jack_mo at 1:57 PM on November 18, 2008

Arse, I couldn't resist clicking a couple: Diane Victor's stuff looks like it could be really interesting. (I can't wait for the future when the Ultramonitor 9000 and Web 10.0 make looking at art online work properly.)
posted by jack_mo at 2:05 PM on November 18, 2008

The smoke portraits are dope
posted by smackwich at 2:24 PM on November 18, 2008

really interesting stuff, thanks for the post, pinothefrog.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:27 PM on November 18, 2008

Those Nollywood photos are pretty fucking good.
posted by beerbajay at 12:40 AM on November 19, 2008

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