6 Feminist African Artists Changing The Body Of Contemporary Art

February 20, 2015 2:40 PM

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6 Feminist African Artists Changing The Body Of Contemporary Art

In 1929, a group of Igbo women gathered in the Nigerian city of Aba to protest the tax policies of the British colonial administration. As their weapons, they used their own naked bodies. This event, for many, marked the beginning of a modern Nigerian women's movement, and the symbol of the unclothed female body as a tool of protest.

A Brussels-based exhibition entitled " Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists" will follow the narrative of using bodies as a vehicle of feminist expression to its contemporary manifestations. Featuring the work of six contemporary female artists from th...

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