These salient factors are not new to art historians, but not nonetheless these pieces are still found under African Art sections in Western museums without wholesome detail to their individual narratives.
This project seeks to examine the perception and contextualization of African art in the West by engaging a younger generation of budding artist /art historians from both sides of the Mediterranean. Students from universities in Nigeria and Germany will be selected to work as a team in the making of an art piece which ultimately will embody their cultural interjections and historical parallels - affording them the opportunity to trace their histories and the recurring decimals evident in the art of their continents.
A group of volunteer art students in Berlin will be commissioned to create a clay pot with specific dimensions. The students will then be given the freedom to illustrate imagery which captures their perception of the subject and aesthetic of African art on the pot.