Art is African life. It’s in the way we dress, the way we make music; our religious rituals, and jewelry, textiles, and masks worn in traditional ceremonies. That’s just a few examples. Across the diaspora are many cultures, tribes, and ways of life with their own unique artistic styles and manifestations.
In Africa, the arts are not just aesthetic possessions; art is culture. Art is tradition. Art serves a meaningful purpose in our communities. Art is born within us and lives in our souls. It is the rhythm that guides our beings. Africa is art.
Odyssey Artisans commits itself to the purpose of sharing Africa’s vibrant, rich, and diverse cultural heritage with the world. Odyssey Artisans aims to work with African artists to write the narrative on contemporary art history, instead of letting it be written for us.