The present state of contemporary Nigerian art and proposals for the third millenium.
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The paper examines the present state of contemporary Nigerian art against the background of contributions made by members of the "Zaria Art Society" - an association of fine art students of the Nigerian College of Arts, science and Technology (NCAST), now Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - who abandoned the Western artistic orientation being given to them for our indigenous art forms which they explored as vocabulary for expressing themselves. This was forty years ago (1958). After stating some of the consequences much decision have had on Nigerian art today, the paper concludes by outlining , some proposals for the development of art and artists by the third millennium.
Zaria Art Society (Nigeria) , Indigenous arts , Art forms , Artistic orientation
Akatakpo, D. (1998). The present state of contemporary nigerian art and proposals for the third millenium. A Paper Presented at The National Symposium on Contemporary Nigerian Art Held at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.