The African Cosmogram Matrix in Contemporary Art and Culture

This article examines the ways in which scholars analyze and reconcile the symbols and the ideology of an ancient African (Kongo) symbol called a cosmogram. Ritualistic spaces that symbolically overlap with the Christian crucifix and Buddhist mandala, graphic imagery in the mapping, layering and cyclical rhythms of space and motion in visual art, as well as performance, sound and film all fall into this focus.

Nick Houde

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