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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Laurie Ann Farrell Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 LOOKING IX 9BOTH WAYS Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora If travel is searching...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Salah M. Hassan The field of contemporary African and African diaspora art and culture is currently riddled by two paradoxes. First, in Africa and its diaspora, we are witnessing a burgeoning of creative energy and an increasing visibility of artists in the international arts arena. Yet...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 98–103.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of purpose, a new reason for making “art” “IMAGES”: positive images of Black pride, Black self-determination, weapon images in and for the struggle to heal the minds and the souls of Black folk throughout the African Diaspora. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Remembering...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 112–127.
Published: 01 November 2022
... reference to machetes as code for Black criminality). Other associations, ones that Sinclair is keen to advance in his work, relate to the African diaspora, Caribbean history (particularly that of Haiti), and the machete as a symbol of enslavement and a tool in insurrections against slavery. The article...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 170–183.
Published: 01 November 2018
... countries were still fighting against colonialism for their national emancipation. PANAF remained unique because of the gathering of thousands of professional artists from Africa and the African diaspora, but ordinary African citizens also came from their villages to perform for the comeback of Africa...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of photographers, scholars, artists, curators, and filmmakers of the African diaspora, the Black Portraiture[s] conference clearly revolved around collaboration, building upon the strengths of each of the organizing institutions as well as the curators, writers, artists, filmmakers, and photographers whose...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (52): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of the continent and its diaspora a rich and generative source for sculptural assemblages and ritualized performance. On the continent, similarly, Abdoulaye Konate, Moustapha Dimé, Tapfuma Gutsa and others, created multimedia work that insinuated the auratic power of African ritual artefacts as a tactic...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... She specializes in colorful towers of bowls and buckets or exporters, or all of the above, con- twentieth-century African art, arts of displayed in oscillating patterns to sciously repurpose objects according the African diaspora, Islamic arts in attract buyers, inspired him to create to market...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the African diaspora, thus possessing an archive of images of late twentieth-century African American life, especially African American spiritual culture. Her work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Library...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and African Diaspora art at Princeton University. The Deep, 2017. Glue and ink on canvas, 40 x 60 cm. Courtesy the artist and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town. © the artist ...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Selene Wendt This article provides a brief overview of a few thematic exhibitions that the author has curated, highlighting the importance of contemporary African art within a wider international context. The author highlights African and African diaspora artists whose careers continue to thrive...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2015
... important is it for contemporary African hierarchy of established and emerging artists, which would art and art of the African diaspora to negotiate the legacies not have been the case if the names of the artists were of modernisms, its utopias of commonality? included. This would have taken...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in the African diaspora.1 It is a critical tool in the work of Nigerian-­born artist Fatimah Tuggar. Her photographic essay in a spe- cial issue of Social Text edited...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 116–131.
Published: 01 May 2022
... think that the key for us in authenticating Blackness is to deny that we are fundamentally western and that we are influenced by Europe, but we are also influenced by the African diaspora, and the point is that we can lay claim to all of those multidimensional parts of ourselves and not that we have...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
... world of the ment was her long-­standing dedication to the art of 1960s and 1970s had been an important element in classical and contemporary Africa and its diaspora, African performance arts all along. particularly in Haiti and the United States. Even By the mid-­1960s Jones began...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... As the first society built entirely on slave labor, Barbados soon became the hegemonic model—what Hilary Beckles identifies as “the Barbados Experiment”—which was then exported throughout the Western hemisphere and had an indelible impact on contemporary African diaspora societies and, we argue, the way...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 228–245.
Published: 01 November 2021
... as their new homes, and in the process, contributed to expanding the narrative to modern art history. Salah M. Hassan is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies and Research Center; director of the Institute for Comparative Modernities; and professor of African and African diaspora art...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 234–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
... sixty-plus-year career: a path where his artistic practices harken back to Glissant’s theories of an insurgent creolité and produce uncharted, creative passageways in concert with his fellow wayfarers throughout the greater African diaspora. French painting Haitian painting Hervé Télémaque modern...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and children, both within the United Kingdom and across the African diaspora. Answering her own question “Where is the black presence?,” she creates self-reflexively experimental and politically radicalized bodies of work in which she dramatizes the invisibilized and misrepresented lives of black subjects...