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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2011
... with the representations of blackness as it is informed by Black Arts Movement emerging discourses in the fields of black art and visual culture from gender, sexuality, and feminist perspectives. They also...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Amiri Baraka This essay outlines the development and activities of the Black Arts Repertory Theater/School. Its members set up classes on history, politics, and drama; hosted plays, poetry readings, and new music concerts; and stalked through the community preaching about Blackness. Despite its...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 62–71.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Clyde Taylor This essay attempts to locate the historical significance of Black Arts as a potent, widely social modernism, unlike the café/salon confines of the Paris model. The Black Arts and Black Aesthetics movements were at the center of a rupture of misidentified blackness left over from...
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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 (2018) 2018 (42-43): 196–210.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Mashiangwako, Thami Mnyele, and Lefifi Tladi—personified black consciousness (BC) and cited its importance to their art making, historians still largely translate their work through the comfort of surrealism’s familiar frame. This article focuses on the professional lives of four men who were pointedly...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 58–61.
Published: 01 May 1998
... the on, the exhibition in question "Rhapsodies in Akomfrah Keith Piper, Sonia Boyce, Hazel more radical DuBoisian model at the turn of Black: The Art of the Harlem Renaissance", Carby have helped redefine the critical pres• the century. This thesis...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 69.
Published: 01 May 1999
... graphical diversity of its participants BLACK ART AND and suggesting that the label be under• CULTURE...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 124–135.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Penny M. Von Eschen This article explores implicit as well as explicit debates over modernity among African American artists at the 1966 World Festival of Black Arts held in Dakar, Senegal, honing in on moments that reveal tensions among the artists as well as between artists and the US officials...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Julia Elizabeth Neal Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power is a meticulous case study into an embattled New York art establishment, which black artists critiqued as perpetuating racist, exclusionist collecting and exhibition practices during the 1960s...
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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 (2019) 2019 (45): 150–153.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jody B. Cutler-Bittner Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 RE V IE W S Journal of Contemporary African Art 45 November 2019150 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-7917204 © 2019 by Nka Publications SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER BROOKLYN MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 FEBRUARY 3...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Eddie Chambers This article discusses the changing nature of art history when it comes to black British artists and suggests that such history has perhaps moved away from existing to instead correcting or addressing the systemic absences of such artists from British art. This is typified by Rasheed...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 8–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Margo Natalie Crawford How did the Black Arts movement become an antitext movement? How did the black aesthetic of this movement use the tension between the bound and the unbound? This essay examines the movement’s critique of a dominant “museum exhibit” cultural industry that transformed grass...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 116–118.
Published: 01 May 2014
... neologism antiportrai- to ways of challenging the assump- of art, black poststructuralist criti- ture to illustrate each artist’s use of tions of this entire line of questioning cism, and diasporic studies (19). These bodily traces, sculptural objects, ar- (Green, chap. 4). Although this pro- vantage...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 90.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Chika Okeke Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 tures and art forms," by bringing almost compelled to think that Schoonmaker's answer to the BLACK PRESIDENT...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 30–47.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Peter Erickson Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2009 2_erickson:nka_book_size 2/28/10 6:11 PM Page 30 Black Like Me Glenn Ligon...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... under- BLACK FASHION standing of the relationship between that particular ART. PLEASURE. POLITICS. article of clothing and a menacing, violent, urban, male identity, became justification for his murder...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Daniel Widener The visual arts played a critical role in the cultural awakening that began with the Second World War and flourished in the aftermath of the Watts riots. In searching for new means of expression rooted in and relevant to the communities from which they came, black artists based...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that challenge the boundaries of new media and the prevalent notion that the radical ideologies of the Black Power era represents necessarily “dead” ideologies. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Death Proof Trauma, Memory, and Black Power–Era Images in Contemporary...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Shaka Zulu and the importance it points spears at specific individuals and a ruling, 50 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 36 • May 2015 Berni Searle, Lull (video still), 2009. From the Black Smoke Rising series. Single-channel HD video projection, sound. 7 min. 33 sec. Ed. 5 + 2AP...