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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2006) 2006 (20): 132–143.
Published: 01 May 2006
... nigger out of a tree?" From Ain't Jokin; 1987-88. Courtesy of the artist. Fall 2006 Nka • 137 Melvin Edwards, Because of Struggle, 1994...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... deeply personal, and largely abstract yet often car- Speaking generally, it is difficult to miss the ried explicitly political overtones. Melvin Edwards’s political content that adheres to a work of art that Lynch Fragments blended African masks, abstract features a cross, skulls, and an American...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the continent—John Biggers, Mand Its Diaspora symposium, organized by Amelia Jacob Lawrence, Melvin Edwards, for example—for Goerlitz for the Smithsonian American Art Museum firsthand encounters with its peoples, cultures, and in Washington, DC (October 4–5, 2013). That sym- arts, the experience...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2004) 2004 (19): 11.
Published: 01 May 2004
... and schol• ars, including Okwui Enwezor, Melvin Edwards, Thelma Golden, Manthia Diawara, Stanley Whitney, Sally Berger, Sandra Jackson, Christine Kim and George Lewis, who were joined by Senegalese colleagues such as Viye Di'ba and Souleymane Keta to discuss the work of the participating artists...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... country. a few black museum professionals. The Pasadena It was during the mid-1960s that Outterbridge Museum of Art had just opened a new building met the Los Angeles art community. The most nota- and hired Outterbridge as the director of educa- bles included David Hammons, Melvin Edwards...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 104–113.
Published: 01 May 2012
... [sculptor Melvin Edwards] group. What do you make of that? Have you heard him make was there. They hired me out of a group of 147 applicants for this claim and is it bogus, as we imagine? that one damn job. And I was a three-­for. I could teach paint- ing, drawing, etching, and they even said, “Well...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
....asp. 34 This myth of particularity was fortunately contested by the main exhibition at the Venice Biennial in 2015 with artists such as Lorna Simpson, Kerry James Marshall, Isaac Julien, Adrian Piper, Melvin Edwards, Wangechi Mutu, Coco Fusco, Sonya Boyce, Samson Kambalu...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... AfriCobra and Indeed, as Nour consistently argues, the inspir­ other collectives, several of whom were Chicago- ation and source of his minimalism stems from based, and black sculptors such as Richard Hunt his traditional cultural background. The phrase and Melvin Edwards have played an important role...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2011
... movements, many others worked independently of the Black Arts movement. In the spring of 1971 within a similar aesthetic and ideological frame- fourteen African American women organized a work. The works of David Hammons, Melvin landmark exhibition at the Acts of Art Gallery in Edwards, Elizabeth...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of panel lower the from out looks she as viewer, the to up held palms star- her with girl a of a figure as such scenes painted are which on object Saar,an is by Hammons. David and Hassinger, Maren wards, Ed Saar, Melvin Betye by here shown work early inthe than...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... remained in session on Fri- Melvin Dixon “seeks to step beyond the white West- day, April 7, students from area high schools began ern framework of American art” and “combine the to congregate on the city’s streets and, by that af- social and political pulse of the Black community ternoon, march down...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Melvin Dixon (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1991), complex intersection of colonialism, independence, 9; Guy Tirolien, “Black Soul” (1943), in Jones, Voices of Négritude, and globalization, the artist located unity and vital- 106...