Pioneering Efforts and the Key Players of Political Activism in Nsukka Art School 1960-2000

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Adedokun, Samson Adedigba
Osiboye, Oluwaseun Opeyemi

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This study examines the pioneering efforts of Nsukka Art School in political activism. The school is noted for its Uli Art and exploration of installation art, gaining scholarly attention after the Civil War in 1970. Two distinguished pioneers and two artists were selected to discuss activism trends. The study aims to highlight the painting styles of these artists, expressing the ideologies of the School and its political activism from the 1980s onwards. Qualitative research with a historical bias was adopted. The works of Uche Okeke, Chike Aniakor, Obiora Udechukwu, and Krydz Ikwuemsi are discussed, showcasing their contributions to socio-political history through activism. Nsukka Art School is recognized not only for its cultural traditions but also for its radicalism and political activism. The study recommends documenting these activisms for posterity and advocates for using art to address societal issues.

Keywords: Activism, Political Activism, Politics, Art School

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Adedokun, S. A., & Osiboye, O. O. (2024). Pioneering Efforts and the Key Players of Political Activism in Nsukka Art School: 1960-2000. African Journal of Humanities and Contemporary Education Research, 14(1), 78-90. https://doi.org/10.62154/d2a6n602
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Adedokun, Samson Adedigba, Federal College of Education (Tech), Bichi, PMB 3473, Kano State - Nigeria.

Department of Fine and Applied Arts,

Federal College of Education (Tech), Bichi, PMB 3473, Kano State - Nigeria.

Osiboye, Oluwaseun Opeyemi, Federal College of Education (Tech), Bichi, PMB 3473, Kano State - Nigeria.

Department of Fine and Applied Arts,

Federal College of Education (Tech), Bichi, PMB 3473, Kano State - Nigeria.