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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
... critical access to the kind of work that artists are doing in terms of African American representation. At the same time, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art was convened due to the lack of representation and misrepresentation of what constitutes African art. For far too long, people who have...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Angeles’s African American Arts Community Carolyn Peter and Damon Willick Gallery 32 offered a space where people could express n late 1968 a very young Suzanne Jackson opened an independent voice in their work and not be an art gallery west...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tobias Wofford African art has played a role in the practices of studio-trained African American artists since the Harlem Renaissance. As knowledge about African art has grown and changed, so too have the ways in which artists have appropriated such art and imagined their relationship...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
... by the two major movements in African American art of the twentieth century—the New Negro Arts movement and the Black Arts movement—Jones’s unique black perspective was often viewed through the mask, a symbol of classical African art and a signifier of black identity. For her, it acted as muse...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 218–219.
Published: 01 November 2016
... it rightly deserves while contributing to the fields of American art, African American art, contemporary art, and diaspora art. The introduction sets the stage for contemporary readers to grasp the art world of the 1980s at the same time that it identifies Basquiat’s multiple positionalities as a middle...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the portrayed — Lovell’s tion, to yield up a kind of truth.”8 50 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 26 • Spring 2010 Morrison works within the realm of human grating American forces, they were deployed with truths, not verifiable facts, and thus draws a criti- French troops...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... African American coming to terms with Marikana, the analgesic may, art and South African art, with particular focus on like its connotative title Mine, belong to the artist artist and museum praxis. She is curator of African alone. She has completed Mine before the ill-fated American...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and peasants. Not the of Art at Emory University and Curator of African chiefs. It was the Western-educated bour• and African American Art at the High Museum, geoisie.6 Atlanta, Georgia. And so it has been for African Americans and derogatory...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 140–149.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and has expanded in scope through recent attention from a subsequent generation of African American artists, including several students as well as art scholars. White (1918–79) was vocally committed from the mid-1960s through his final decade to African American art subjects in tandem with social issues...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 264–281.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Lydie Diakhaté This article aims to introduce Melvin Edwards’s career and explore, through his work in public art, his ongoing dialogue between his global black consciousness and conceptual art. Edwards is a pioneer and prominent artist in the history of contemporary African American art...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
... their message into a wilder- of the chattel slavery of Africans in the Americas. ness . . . of believers. Walker is an African Ameri- Interracial interaction threatened the integrity of can artist, but is she performing African American the slave system and led to formal legal bound- art? When I viewed one...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 100–107.
Published: 01 November 2010
... used yams as part of several measures itself against a global scale and escapes installations and sculptures referencing Africa. the too often reductive discourse applied to African Yams, after all, are related to colonization and were American art as socially and racially determined...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Geoffrey Jacques African American Los Angeles in the middle decades of the last century was alive with militancy, movement, and creativity. Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960 – 1980 , curated by Kellie Jones, captures this vitality while offering a nuanced survey of how visual artists...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Disparities and Deformations, 16. and teaches on the visual arts of the black diaspora, 21. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ed., Monster Theory: Reading Culture examining African American, Caribbean, and black (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 4. British artists in modern and contemporary...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on, twentieth-century American, European, and black diasporic art and culture. It seeks to contextualize as well as critique a select sampling of visual representations and performative operations of this enigmatic African, who conscientiously exploited the interests and conceits of modernism and primitivism...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... white authority and black agency, as black artists demanded that staff consult an expert in African American art for the 1971 “black art” show, Contemporary Black Artists in America , at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Chapter 4 covers the Museum of Modern Art’s pace at better representing work...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the Black Arts movement’s most central ar- buoyancy could still be found. “Negro” became “Af- tistic collectives, the African Commune of Bad ro-American”. “Afro-American” became “black”. An Relevant Artists, or, more commonly, AfriCOBRA. increasing sense of racial pride emerged alongside Formed...
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Nka (1994) 1994 (1): 8–15.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Nkiru Nzegwu Copyright © 1994 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1994 ...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Melvin Edwards is a pioneer in the history of contemporary African American art and sculpture. This interview relates his career as a black internationalist, a pan-Africanist, and a prime witness to modernist innovations in the New York scene, from the era of abstract expressionism to the current...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
...- Portrait of Himself, 1776 (2007), not tory drawings to finished painting, these bridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), included in the exhibition.11 The date visual references are eliminated in favor of a 89 – 116; and my comment in “Picturing Race: places this first African American...