Performance Art: Africa

Africa has many vibrant performance art scenes.

Africa is huge, diverse and covers an insane amount of art, culture, thought, history, and influences (including colonialism). The contemporary art scene of Africa is characterised by a dynamic list of creators, who interpret and capture socio-economic realities, political challenges, rich traditions and diverse beauty.

‘It wasn’t until recent years that contemporary art genre of performance art became a veritable art type especially on the African continent. However, this do not mean that this art type is new to the continent as a whole. Available evidence reveals and confirm that this art style is as old as human civilization on the continent even though its context, purpose and aims differs through the ages.’ (Africa Palatte)

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