When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting
Edited by Koyo Kouoh
This major new study of Black figurative art and self-representation from Africa and the African diaspora features more than 200 paintings by 161 artists.
These carefully selected works explore the many ways in which artists have imagined, positioned, remembered and asserted African and diasporic experiences from the early 20th century to now. In particular, they demonstrate how painters have contributed to the ongoing discussions around pan-Africanism, civil rights, African liberation and independence, the Anti-Apartheid and Black Consciousness movements, Black Lives Matter and, more recently, Afropolitanism.
The book coincides with a landmark exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), Cape Town.
Hardback, 8.5" X 11.25" (28.0 x 21.0 cm), 336 pages, 230 illustrations.