I'm researching grant possibilities for my next book project: the art of contemporary French artists of African descent. I am especially interested in applying feminist, post-colonial, and race critical theory in a French context, and hope to gain insight from my previous project in the British context (Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). I want to be based in or around Marseille, and am looking for approximately six months of funding.
In December 2017, I published Contemporary British Artists of African Descent and the Unburdening of a Generation with Palgrave Macmillan. Most of the artists are non-Muslim, but it has a brief analysis of Zineb Sedira's Self Portraits or the Virgin Mary (2000). I also have an article in press with Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, that includes analysis of Sedira's series of photographs and videos based on a ship graveyard in Mauritania, called "The Aesthetics of Migration in an Age of Anxiety: Zineb Sedira, Allan deSouza, and Mary Evans."
Thank you for your inquiry. I published this review in fall 2017, if that counts! "Africa at the Quai Branly Museum" http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/11/16/africa-at-the-quai-branly-muse...
Best regards, Colette Apelian, Ph. D. https://www.academia.edu/
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