The Art Africa project

Barata, Ana
April 2008
Art Libraries Journal;Apr2008, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p5
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the ArtAfrica project in Africa. It was launched by the Fine Arts Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in January 2001. It is part of the institution's policy of aiding development and is aimed at promoting and stimulating knowledge and understanding of the work of contemporary African artists, particularly those of African descent and residents in five Portuguese-speaking countries in the continent. The project was conceived by José António Fernandes Dias, anthropologist and professor of the College of Fine Arts in University of Lisbon, and Manuel da Costa Cabra, painter and director of the Gulbenkian's Fine Arts Department. Its goal is to create opportunities for dialogue, collaboration and exchange of information.


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