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African Modernists

In the 1940’s, through the works of the African modernists, contemporary art on the continent was seen mostly as a sociological commentary on modern Africa and hardly considered as a serious, creative expression of its people. African art was primarily associated to ‚primitivism‘ and its influence on cubism and other forms of post impressionistic art.

In 1967, the Harmon Foundation, USA published a book called ‚Africa’s Contemporary Art and Artists‘; a descriptive compilation of artists living in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation had been collating visual information and collecting work by African artists since the 1920’s. This was the first time African art had been presented as a modern art form and not something tribal. The African modernists were finally recognized.

Unesco Digi-Arts Africa

A project headed by a web community to promote interdisciplinarity, research and activities within the cultural practices of the digital world

UNESCO is convinced that no development can be sustainable without astrong culture component. Indeed only a human-centred approach to development based on mutual respect and open dialogue among cultures can lead to lasting, inclusive and equitable results. Yet until recently, culture has been missing from the development equation.

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To ensure that culture takes it rightful place in development strategies and processes, UNESCO has adopted a three-pronged approach: it spearheads worldwide advocacy for culture and development, while engaging with the international community to set clear policies and legal frameworks and working on the ground to support governments and local stakeholders to safeguard heritage, strengthen creative industries and encourage cultural pluralism.

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