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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
... trials, including fighting among members and criticism from the rest of the art world, the theater and school, along with the Black Arts Movement, has made a significant impact. The continuing task faced by revolutionary Black artists and intellectuals is to further the Cultural Revolution. Copyright ©...
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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
... AfriCOBRA and the Black Arts Movement in 1960s Chicago Napoleon Jones-Henderson Journal of Contemporary African Art • 30 • Spring 2012 98 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-1496516  © 2012 by Nka Publications (left to right) Nelson Stevens, Napoleon Jones-Henderson...
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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 (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... failing to incite revolution can be done against a professional army.”3 Gue- there, and Larry Neal would declare the Black Arts vara instead declared: “Where one really learns is movement “the sister to the Black Power concept.”8 in a revolutionary war; every minute teaches you Groups...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 90–97.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a basic philoso- Black, positive, direct statements created in bright, phy that would be the foundation of a visual Black vivid, singing Cool-­ade colors of orange, straw- art movement. We wanted to create a greater role as berry, cherry, lemon, lime, and grape. Pure vivid Black artists who were...
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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 (2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... collectives and groups such as Spiral, Weusi, Where We At, and AfriCOBRA have similarly pursued a uniquely black expression in the context of what came to be known as the Black Arts movement. Ringgold’s journey was singular in that it led her to activism in the larger art world and in the women’s movement...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 118–127.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Kay Brown Although the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s signaled one of the most significant developments in recent American art history, black women artists, for the most part, were underrepresented in major gallery and museum exhibitions at the movement’s inception. “Where We At” Black...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Anjalie Dalal-Clayton The British artist Sonia Boyce was a central figure in the British Black Arts Movement and has in recent years achieved widespread critical acclaim within the field of British art. Although she is now known for her performative and collaborative approach to art making, she...
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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): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of wit, Rodney was, until his death in 1998 from complications related to sickle cell disease, one of the most compelling artists to come out of the Black Arts Movement of 1980s Britain. From X-rays of his cells to tiny sculptures made from his own skin, Rodney created conceptual self-portraits of his...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and college students from African and Caribbean nations who were in residence on the campus. Historical events that led to the opening of the gallery are woven into the text. Founded during the growth of the Black Arts movement, the Brockman Gallery provided early exposure to a number of artists who are today...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 140–149.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., climactic in poignant, politically charged lithographs in a realist drawing style set in increasingly abstract environments. By then associated with the Black Arts Movement, he continued to recycle historical figures and references from his earliest work in the milieu of a Black Renaissance in Chicago...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Elizabeth Robles This article proposes a rereading of the timeline of the British Black Arts Movement, and offers early work by the Pakistan-born British artist, writer, and editor Rasheed Araeen as possible starting points for reading the work of a new generation of artists who emerged...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the 1940s, it earned favorable attention from key art journals. I argue that its warm reception indexes the painting’s ability to speak differently to different constituencies, from mainstream and African American modernists to the activists in the Black Arts and peace movements then beginning to make waves...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., regardless of geographic locale. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 AfriCOBRA Black Arts movement Black Nationalism Chicago riot African diaspora VULNERABLE TO VIOLENCE JEFF DONALDSON’S ALA SHANGO and the Erasure of Diasporic Difference Nicholas Miller...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the black liberation movement’s broader critique of the limits of American society for what Duke Ellington had called “the sun-tanned tenth of the nation.” Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 David Hammons, The Door (Admissions Office), 1969. Wood, acrylic sheet...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
... vociferously against nationalism in politics and art, both locally and regionally. In doing so, they shifted the audience of modern Egyptian art and created a new, transnational public. For these reasons, the author calls this movement the “Beautiful Black Cloud” of modern Egyptian Art. It was violent, stormy...