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New traditions from Nigeria : seven artists of the Nsukka group

Author: Simon Ottenberg
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997.
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Since gaining independence in 1960, Nigeria has suffered a brutal civil war, an oil boom, and economic breakdown. In response to their country's political and social decline, contemporary artists associated with the University of Nigeria at Nsukka have turned to the traditions of the southeastern Igbo culture, especially to the lyrical, curvilinear design system called uli that women have used to decorate their
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Ottenberg, Simon.
New traditions from Nigeria.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)741878491
Named Person: Ida Bosch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Ottenberg
ISBN: 1560988002 9781560988007
OCLC Number: 36446879
Description: xvii, 302 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Pioneers and predecessors, 1900-1970 --
Uche Okeke: I: the early years --
Uche Okeke: II: Enugu Days, Uli and spiritual figures, Biafra --
Uche Okeke: III: the development of an art department and retirement --
Chike Naiakor : Uli artist and art historian --
Nigerian contemporary art --
Obiora Udechukwu: I: growth, lyrical symbolism, and war --
Obiora Udechukwu: II: maturity and increasing diversity --
El Anatsui: colorful woods and dark lines --
Tayo Adenaike: watercolorist of faces and figures --
Ada Udechukwu: poetics and personal lines --
Olu Oguibe: angry young man, artist, and poet --Conclusion: past, present, and future.
Responsibility: Simon Ottenberg.

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Since gaining independence in 1960, Nigeria has suffered a brutal civil war, an oil boom, and economic breakdown. In response to their country's political and social decline, contemporary artists associated with the University of Nigeria at Nsukka have turned to the traditions of the southeastern Igbo culture, especially to the lyrical, curvilinear design system called uli that women have used to decorate their bodies, the walls of homes, and shrines. Employing media such as drawing, painting, and printmaking, Nsukka artists - most of whom are men - have dynamically combined uli motifs, colors, and use of space to reinterpret the past and comment on the present.

In this detailed study of seven selected artists of the Nsukka group, Simon Ottenberg explores the ways in which their diverse uses of uli have been informed by their relationships to Igbo culture, their experiences in the 1967-70 war, their literary interests, and their influences on one another.

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