Fatimah Tuggar creates computer montages that confront technological disparities by presenting rural Nigerian women and children juxtaposed with useless and fantasy-based technological devices. While several scholars contextualize Tuggar’s digital methods and her work’s relevance to Afrofuturism, I present her work from the perspective of an Africanist art historian by examining Tuggar’s theoretical and aesthetic relationship to Afrofuturism as a strategy that subverts ideas of “traditional” African art and culture.
Research Article| November 01 2013
Analog Girls in a Digital World: Fatimah Tuggar’s Afrofuturist Intervention in the Politics of “Traditional” African Art
Elizabeth Hamilton is a McKnight doctoral fellow at the University of Florida in the School of Art and Art History. Her research interests include American art and visual culture of the African diaspora as they relate to Afrofuturism.
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 70–79.
Elizabeth Hamilton; Analog Girls in a Digital World: Fatimah Tuggar’s Afrofuturist Intervention in the Politics of “Traditional” African Art. Nka 1 November 2013; 2013 (33): 70–79. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10757163-2352821
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