The Male Nude in African Art

26Feb12

This is a fascinating podcast from BBC Radio 3. It lasts 15 minutes and is fantastic. It forms part of a series of programmes. It’s available to download from the iTunes store.

Www.http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=471685852

The male nude in Africa is a vexed, political question. So its perhaps inevitable that the writer and broadcaster, Gabriel Gbadamosi has chosen an oblique, provocative approach to the subject.

Drawing on his Yoruba and Irish roots, for the third part of Men Only: An informal History of the Male Nude, he journeys from South London to Nigeria and back again slowly uncovering pleasure as well as paradox. At the beginning and at the end of his exploration he comes face to face with the phallic, trickster god, Eshu – a being at work in traditional sculpture as well as in the photography of the Brixton-based Rotimi Fani-Kayode.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

Gabriel Gbadamosi

Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Statue of Eshu-Elegbara, the trickster god. Ph...

Image via Wikipedia

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