Silvia Forni, Curator (African Arts and Cultures). Royal Ontario Art Museum

Focusing on the art producing center of Foumban, this talk analyzes some of the historical developments and contemporary trends in the production and circulation of art in the Grassfields. It will highlight how broad exchange networks, diplomacy, and market consciousness on the part of local producers and dealers have shaped regional aesthetics and creativity for well over a century.

Image: Fieldwork in Cameroon: What is “wrong” with this picture? Courtesy of Silvia Forni.