Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Censorship and Courage: Looking Back at Africa's Most Controversial Art

By Aida Mbowa
Untitled by Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egypt
AFRICA---It has been a bad 2014 for African bloggers, and those with social-media-happy fingers. From Kenya, Morocco, Mauritanian, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Egypt, they have been jailed or dragged to court. Yet their work online still tends to cause less outrage than books and, especially, art. When freedom of expression meets public outrage, we arrive at some of the most controversial artworks produced in Africa in recent years. [link]
“Sex Retreat” by John Kamicha