Journal of
Fine and Studio Art

  • Abbreviation: J. Studio Fine Art
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6524
  • DOI: 10.5897/JFSA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 16

Full Length Research Paper

Ceramic art exhibition and digital remediation: Reflections on the Iwo Awolo project in the time of COVID-19

May Okafor
  • May Okafor
  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 01 February 2024
  •  Accepted: 28 May 2024
  •  Published: 30 June 2024


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Asogwa O, Odoh G, Odoh N (2020). Firing the Phalluses: Rites of Passage in May Okafor's Royal Gorgeousness. Ceramics Art and Perception 116:70-75.


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Ene-Orji KC (2003). "New Departures in Contemporary Nigerian Ceramics: The Works of Chris Echeta, Tony Umunna and Ozioma Onuzulike" An unpublished Bachelor of Arts thesis, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.


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Lewis M, Toselli M, Baker R, Rédei J, Ohlenschlager CE (2022). Portraying what is in front of you: virtual tours and online whiteboards to facilitate art practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Creativity and Cognition (pp. 350-363).


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O'Hagan L (2021). Instagram as an exhibition space: reflections on digital remediation in the time of COVID-19, Museum Management and Curatorship 36(6):610-631.


Okafor MN (2020a). Performing Liminality: Ceramic Processes as Rites of Passage. An unpublished Ph.D Thesis submitted to the Center for Visual Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Okafor MN (2020b). íw? àwòlò. An Exhibition Catalogue of Complementary Body of Artwork, Accompanied by a Research Thesis Entitled, Performing Liminality: Ceramic Processes as Rites of Passage Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Visual Arts, Centre for Visual Arts, School of Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.


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