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Emerging Business with African Culture

In the colonial era, while Africans were predominantly emotionally and spiritually attached to the traditional sculptures crafted by indigenous artists within a cultural ethnic

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Managing Global Managers

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Contemporary Art

 

contemporary art

contemporary art

Post-modernists reject the idea that art can provide meaning. If life is meaningless, they say, fine – let’s not pretend that art can do better. Let’s just accept that it’s nonsense, like everything else, and get on with it. This new Post-Modernist philosophy thus triggered a whole new set of priorities, which were greatly facilitated by the coincident arrival of new technologies, like television, video, and

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Yinka Shonibare

Art by Yinka Shonibare

Art by Yinka Shonibare

I was thinking: Okay, so where do I stand? I live in England. I’m from Nigeria. Nigeria was colonised by the British. The Victorian era was the height of colonialism in Africa. How do I relate to the repressive Victorian regime?

So Victoriana for me actually means conquest and imperialism. And so, in a sense, it is actually my fear. So what I then decided to do was to actually confront my fear and face my fear. And the way to confront my fear is to actually parody that fear. A lot of the works came out of my desire to face my fear and to turn it into parody.

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Exhibition of Nigerian Artists

Exhibition of Nigerian Artists, Germany 2007

Exhibition of Nigerian Artists, Germany 2007

Courage could create opportunities. In 2005, a Nigerian artist based in Germany, decided to organize a workshop in Nigeria and exhibit his works. The workshop was not only successful but paved way for a competition sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Lagos. Two students at the Yaba College of Technology won the 1st and 2nd prizes of the competition, which offered them the

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