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Repainting the Walls of Lunda
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Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art

Delinda Collier

Abstract

Repainting the Walls of Lunda tells a story of the publication and dissemination of an anthropology book, Paredes Pintadas da Lunda (Painted Walls of Lunda) (1953), which reproduced images of Chokwe wall murals and sand drawings in northeastern Angola—and which was subsequently adapted in post-Independence nationalist art and post-civil war contemporary art. After historicizing the moment of a drastic change in media for the Chokwe images, from sand and hut to book, “analog” to “digital,” I analyze the formal and infrastructural logic of the two dimensional images in their subsequent formats o ... More

Keywords: Art, Angola, African Art, Cold War, Media History, Mediation, Postcolonial, Marxism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694440
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694440.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Delinda Collier, author
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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