Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar By Joanna Grabski Cover Image

Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar (Paperback)

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Art World City focuses on contemporary art and artists in the city of Dakar, a famously thriving art metropolis in the West African nation of Senegal. Joanna Grabski illuminates how artists earn their livelihoods from the city's resources, possibilities, and connections. She examines how and why they produce and exhibit their work and how they make an art scene and transact with art world mediators such as curators, journalists, critics, art lovers, and collectors from near and far. Grabski shows that Dakar-based artists participate in a platform that has a global reach. They extend Dakar's creative economy and the city's urban vibe into an art world city.

About the Author

Joanna Grabski is Warner Professor and Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at Denison University. She is editor (with Carol Magee) of African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work (IUP). She wrote, directed, and produced the feature-length documentary film Market Imaginary, focused on Dakar's sprawling Colobane Market.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253026057
ISBN-10: 0253026059
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: July 10th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: African Expressive Cultures