How Diverse Is African Art? An Encyclopedia Will Try and Answer

The New York Times | 

ACCRA, Ghana — Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, a Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker, drove around trying to find a place for brunch one recent Monday. Many places were slow to open, and navigating in Accra is an exercise in calm, patience and practice as directions often rely on landmarks instead of street names. Ms. Oforiatta-Ayim has perfected those qualities, not only in driving around the capital, but also with her Cultural Encyclopedia project, which will map and archive both historical and contemporary arts and culture across Africa… Read more

Image: Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, the creator of the Cultural Encyclopedia project, which will map and archive both historical and contemporary arts and culture across Africa. Credit: Nii Odzenma, via ANO

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