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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 72–82.
Published: 01 May 2020
... multiracial and multireligious composition. The article traces this dynamic around the example of the non-European collections in Berlin’s Museum Island and the future Humboldt Forum, conceptualized as the world’s largest “universal museum.” The narratives through which this art is integrated into Europe’s...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 100–111.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Egypt and department head for the arts of Africa, the Ameri- the United States. Their work turns to the land to cas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands at the Baltimore explore such diverse and interrelated issues as mem- Museum of Art, and as assistant professor of art his- ory, history, and land use...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 128–129.
Published: 01 May 2007
... video, he aligns his tography presents portraits, polychro• In spring 2005, the Peabody Essex practice with Francis Bacon. Boxer matic trees, undulating waves, and Museum presented Island Thresholds: adds that his work is also...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 138–142.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Britain that does not center Britain? There have been other recent exhibitions looking at Caribbean art such as Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art (2007 08) at the Brooklyn Museum and Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (2012 14), a collaborative effort between three New York institutions: El...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 38–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 2010 ANTÓNIO OLE From the Border of the City to the Shore of the Island Nadine Siegert Journal of Contemporary African Art • 26 • Spring 2010 38 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2009-004...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 56–71.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., to be suspended underwater upside down the way we see the world. After the ironic place• and spun around, with naked torso and face at ment of the found globe emblazoned with times turned toward us. TRUTH in capital letters in Mining the Museum...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... modernism. Historian Sir Hilary Beckles lays out a unique history that establishes the Caribbean island as a starting point and model for what an African slave society...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 36–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and African objects in the Bay Area when the Golden Gate International Exposition began to multiply.4 In 1942 the de Young Museum opened on Treasure Island to a theme of “cultures mounted an exhibition titled Arts of America before of the Paci c.” The Paci c was de ned in the o cial Columbus, 500 BC...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 60–63.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of the artist and Victory Miro Gallery. th REFASHIONING THE ISLAND(S) OR THE FANTASY OF AFROLAND...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., this energy and visibility has not been matched by a parallel regime of art criticism that lives up to the levels of their work. Second, we find a rising interest in exhibiting and collecting works by contemporary African and diaspora artists among Western museums as well as private and public collections...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
... gesture of Houston Nka • 135 published materials, moreover, the museum has occasionally isolated symbolically potent gestures...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 128–131.
Published: 01 November 2022
... been in­ vigorated by its ongoing backstory (commissioned for a correctional facility 130 Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art 51 November 2022 on Riker s Island, nearly destroyed, and soon to be loaned to the Brooklyn Museum with a pending overhaul of the complex). The now iconic American...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2014
... oceanside studio in Prouts Omeros films (2002 and 2003), with their transpar- Neck, Maine, and now resides in the collection of ent allusion to Derek Walcott’s title Omeros (1990), the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I broaden the scope with references on either side Herman Melville’s...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 155–157.
Published: 01 November 2012
... trap used to catch min- tropical island of Jamaica with the munity characterized by “having at nows. Planks jut into the vortexlike postindustrial town of North Adams, least two foci of identification, and interior. As if caught in the teeth of where the Massachusetts Museum...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 6–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in Paris to enthusiastic visits to ethnographic museums, particularly the Musée de l Homme and the Egyptian section of the Louvre. In considering Cousins s sculpture in relation to racial constructions of the immediate postwar period, I draw on prior scholarship focused on postwar African American artists...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... years 14 Creativity, Community, and a Dash of the Unexpected: in the United States (Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Tenement Adventures in Engaging Young Adult Audiences (Denver: Denver Museum), Canada (National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21), Art Museum, 2011). Australia (Immigration Museum...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Terry Smith In his wall hangings of sewn-together tops from alcohol bottles and other detritus, most of them made since 2002, El Anatsui has accomplished one of the very few genuine breakthroughs in contemporary art anywhere in the world today. This exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 22–35.
Published: 01 November 2012
...W. Ian Bourland This article examines two recent projects by the Brooklyn-based artist Brendan Fernandes at the Guggenheim Museum and Art in General. It argues that Fernandes’s practice is important because it shows the language-power relations by which cultural identification is produced...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 58–61.
Published: 01 November 1996
... at the central African art. porch of the museum, which also doubles as a reception Organized on an approach that recognizes creative hybridity bowel for the institution's streams of visitors. The second, and the comfortable coexistence of what...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 123.
Published: 01 May 2001
... nificantly, the shifting meaning and Memory draws the spectator in for a clos• to which he subjects them. er view, as the smaller images Born on the island of Nevis...