This is the first in a series of articles unmasking the many colonial ghosts that still haunt African art today.
The task of reclaiming the African mind requires that we critically examine the way how the visual arts have been used and continue to be used to further colonization.
These articles should therefore help to reinforce the point that Dr John Henrik Clarke was making when he said:
"The artist is supposed to use his or her art to change the society in which they live"
In this step by step guide, look for the link at the bottom of each page that takes you on to the next lesson.
To get AN EMOTIONAL INSIGHT into the issues that the artist is trying to address, look at the video on the next page and read the gallery guide that follows. After that we will look at the experiences and expressions of two other famous Black artists coming from different geographical areas of the Black experience.
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BLACK ART 1