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AbstractRaimundo Nina Rodrigues was a qualified doctor and forensic pathologist who applied his medical training to the study of Afro-Brazilian cultural practices. In the course of his research,Nina Rodrigues assembled a collection of sculptural religious artifacts; some of African provenance,...
AbstractIn this article, first published in 1949, the Brazilian medical graduate and social psychologist Arthur Ramos de Araújo Pereira investigates the broad impact of Western African art on European and Latin American cultures, and in particular the impact of African sculpture in Brazil. He...
AbstractInformed by postcolonial theory, this essay analyzes the works of various women artists primarily Mona Hatoum, Gülsün Karamustafa, Emily Jacir, and Aydan Murtezaoğlu. The author demonstrates the artists’ desire to reject stereotypical perceptions of Muslim women and to deconstruct the...
AbstractThis article explores the installation art of the Beninese artist Georges Adéagbo who is based in Cotonou. His work focuses on themes of slavery, archaeology, socialism, art, space, religion, or historical figures, and is made up of diverse materials collected by the artist in his home...
AbstractThe Austrian architect Ottokar Uhl was committed to the idea of democratic, participatory design. This meant in practice that the users of his buildings, and particularly the housing schemes, were involved from an early point in the design process and were empowered to design their own...
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