The African art culture has undergone drastic changes over the years. It has gone from being solely about masks and beaded trinkets to contemporary art with a message for society. The question of “What is African art?” is answered with images of strong, proud African people and social commentary.
It focuses on different aspects of race and personality
The post-independence phase of African art focused on the message of “We are here, and we have something to say”, but many of today’s African artists offer up a question instead: the question of “Who are we?”. The struggle with identity politics is a common one for many African artists who work in the Western world but have deep rooted traditional beliefs, and so their art reflects this. Read more What is African art: how the African visual arts culture has changed