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Author Giorgis, Elizabeth W.,
Title Modernist art in Ethiopia / Elizabeth W. Giorgis.
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2019.

Author Giorgis, Elizabeth W.,
Series New African histories
New African histories series.
Subject Modernism (Art) -- Ethiopia.
Art, Ethiopian -- 20th century.
Art, Ethiopian -- 21st century.
Art -- Political aspects -- Ethiopia.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 339 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-334) and index.
Contents Early to mid-twentieth-century modernism (1900-1957) and the formation of the Fine Art School -- Intellectual thought of the 1960s: the prime of Ethiopian modernism -- The modernists of the 1960s: Gebre Kristos Desta and Skunder Boghossian and their students -- Enat Hager Weym Mot (revolutionary motherland or death): art during the Derg, 1974-91 -- Contemporary Ethiopian art: 1995-2015.
Summary "If modernism initially came to Africa through colonial contact, what does Ethiopia's inimitable historical condition--its independence save for five years under Italian occupation--mean for its own modernist tradition? In Modernist Art in Ethiopia--the first book-length study of the topic--Elizabeth W. Giorgis recognizes that her home country's supposed singularity, particularly as it pertains to its history from 1900 to the present, cannot be conceived outside the broader colonial legacy. She uses the evolution of modernist art in Ethiopia to open up the intellectual, cultural, and political histories of it in a pan-African context. Giorgis explores the varied precedents of the country's political and intellectual history to understand the ways in which the import and range of visual narratives were mediated across different moments, and to reveal the conditions that account for the extraordinary dynamism of the visual arts in Ethiopia. In locating its arguments at the intersection of visual culture and literary and performance studies, Modernist Art in Ethiopia details how innovations in visual art intersected with shifts in philosophical and ideological narratives of modernity. The result is profoundly innovative work--a bold intellectual, cultural, and political history of Ethiopia, with art as its centerpiece."-- From back cover
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780821446539 (electronic bk.)
0821446533 (electronic bk.)
9780821423462
0821423460
9780821423479
0821423479
OCLC # 1138875770
Additional Format Print version: Giorgis, Elizabeth W. Modernist art in Ethiopia. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2019 9780821423462 (DLC) 2018045761 (OCoLC)1055576423



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