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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
... continue to frame the twentieth-and twenty-first-century Pan-African artistic imaginary. Their work provides us the opportunity to measure and appreciate the various strategies developed by postcolonial African artists to define themselves as artistic subjects in an age of intense globalization, migration...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 110–123.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tsitsi Jaji The large-scale Pan-African festivals held in Senegal, Algeria, and Nigeria (1966–77) are recognized as central to forging a transnational repertoire of cultural practices and memories that are the bedrock of a post-independence global black consciousness. Nevertheless, such festivals...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 184–193.
Published: 01 November 2018
... met Connie Matthews, the executive director of a UNESCO cultural organization based in Copenhagen and an organizer for the Black Panther Party. Matthews told Wade about the upcoming Pan-African Cultural Festival (PANAF) in Algiers and encouraged him to attend. By then Wade had been working in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 170–183.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Ahmed Bedjaoui A few years after achieving its independence in 1962, Algeria, under the umbrella of the Organization of the African Union, organized the first Pan African Cultural Festival, referred to as PANAF. The festival it took place in Algiers in July 1969 during a time when a few African...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 136–153.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Negro Arts (Dakar, Senegal, 1966), the International Meeting of Sculptors (Mexico City, 1968), and the Pan-African Cultural Festival (Algiers, 1969). The transnational relationships and growing solidarity with Third Worldism and Pan-Africanism evident in the exhibition history of the 1960s show...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
... labels rely on the tired tropes of the tribal and traditional to create fantastical pan-African architectural typologies, undermining genuine explorations of the local. Copyright © 2017 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2017 African architecture urban cities tradition contemporary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
... upon hand gestures—and particularly upon clenched fists. Indeed, the repetition of the motif seemed to imply a transhistorical reading of the fist as a symbol: the removal of historical detail and the use of pan-African titles positioned the clenched fist as a static gesture of resistance. A closer...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 96–109.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of global black cultural politics as Dak’Art’s wellspring. In mapping this history, this article explores the significance of the comprehension of Dak’Art’s geopolitical vision, understood as Pan-African internationalism. Copyright © 2018 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2018 Pan...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 120–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... What is necessary now is not Pan-Africanism, feminism, or any movement that seeks to advance the rights of a particular social identity, but, instead, what is needed is a radicalized cosmopolitanism, a shift from a rhetoric of particularism to a rhetoric of universalism in order to help us relate to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for the CP: Yes I agree. I am very much interested in these devi- pan-African magazine New African and recently assisted in ant or subcultural connotations. I think delinquency may be the organization of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and related to activism. its...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Congress, but her FESTAC archive remains hidden, in wait of exhibition and recognition, much like the heritage of the festival itself. Robles talks to Nance about her experience at FESTAC. Copyright © 2018 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2018 Marilyn Nance FESTAC photography Pan...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nicholas Miller This article examines AfriCOBRA cofounder Jeff Donaldson’s painting Ala Shango (1969) in relation to the 1968 Chicago riots and the militaristic and Pan-Africanist rhetoric of the Black Nationalist movement. Specifically, I discuss the artist’s appropriation and incorporation of a...
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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 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 17.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of DAK'ART for their support and for ensuring its survival for the last ten years. Known as the Biennale of Contemporary African Art, DAK'ART has proven itself as a major Pan-African platform for artists from Africa and the African Diaspora. Since its inauguration in 1992...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 13.
Published: 01 May 2001
... conference was to facilitate networking among artists, scholars, curators, art critics, museums and galleries concerned with African and Diaspora art. By any measure, the con• feren ce was truly an international and a Pan-African event: for where in the world could one observe the Egyptian artist Adil El...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2011
... others who have ists embarked on a journey to study and reclaim shared similar concerns without belonging to a spe- their rich African heritage. Participation in major cific group or collective. Some of the essays engage panAfrican forums such as First World Art Festi- the thematic, aesthetic, and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 104–113.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Biennale D rary African Art, occupies a unique niche By way of both political rhetoric and the exhibited in an art world gone biennialistic. It is the works, Dak'Art forms a site for the construction of only biannual international forum dedicated to a Pan-African...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 125.
Published: 01 May 2001
... dialogues. challenge common misconceptions The rather loose selection of of a pan-African identity, rooted in time focusing on the least often white masculinity through his sub...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2001) 2001 (15): 13.
Published: 01 November 2001
... internationalist. As amply documented in the exhibition and the companion book, the African modernist project has existed in the intersections of Pan-Africanism and Pan-Arabism, the struggle for liberation and de-colonization, and in the intellectual dialectics this struggle has come to symbolize in the...