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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 82–89.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi This essay reviews the twelfth iteration of the Sharjah Biennial, 2015, a major event in the international art calendar and the most significant fulcrum of cultural and artistic activities in the Middle East and North Africa. I examine how curator Eungie Joo articulated...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Holiday Powers “Those Who Will Join Us” reviews Bouchra Khalili’s multimedia installation The Circle (2023) in the context of Sharjah Biennial 15. The Circle was commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation and won one of the biennial prizes, and suggests larger questions about what it means...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2023
...James Meyer j-meyer@nga.gov Copyright © 2023 by Nka Publications 2023 SHARJAH BIENNIAL 15 SHARJAH BIENNIAL 15 Hajra Waheed, Hum II, 2023. Multichannel sound installation, 30 min., 51sec. Installation view, Sharjah Biennial 15, Al Mureijah Square. Courtesy and © the artist. Photo...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 126–136.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Elizabeth Giorgis Sharjah Biennial 15 Thinking Historically in the Present hurled a spectacular exhibition that featured more than three-hundred works by one-hundred fifty artists from over seventy countries. While global ideas informed the artists of the Biennial, the specific historical...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 101–112.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Selene Wendt Selene Wendt’s review “Creating Space for Enwezor’s Curatorial Vision” addresses a small selection of the many works featured in Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15). Conceived by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, SB15 included more than one hundred and fifty artists and collectives...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Christopher J. Lee This essay reviews a series of photographs by South African photographer Omar Badsha exhibited as part of Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15). Collectively entitled Once We Were Warriors: Women and Resistance in the South African Liberation Struggle (1981–1999) , the thirty-one images...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Salah M. Hassan sh40@cornell.edu Copyright © 2023 by Nka Publications 2023 From the Editor In this issue of Nka a special portfolio is dedicated to the 15th edition of the Sharjah Biennial. It includes critical reviews that focus on sections of the Biennial, participating artists...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the Sharjah Biennial; Dis/orientation, organ• ized by the House of World Cultures in Berlin; and the inclusion of In conclusion, it is extremely important today...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 228–245.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., Hrag Vartanian, recommended that I look to The Sharjah Foundation s Biennial for exhibiting possibilities. And that is how I discovered about the Egyptian Surrealism Conference, and that you are involved in curating.1 Such a pleasant surprise is part of the blessings of the Internet and social media...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 22–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
... , held at the Sharjah Art Museum in 2017, captured the artist’s restless artistic spirit with a display of the intertextuality and multiplicity of voices through which Morsi expresses his creative talent and endless experimentation. This article references the Sharjah show and offers a survey of Morsi’s...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and criticism have start- ed to emerge. The critical historical role of ongoing African-based biennials such as those in Dakar, Cairo, Cape Town, and Johannesburg (the latter two are now defunct) should be acknowledged. The seri- ous lack of publications, periodicals, and magazines on the visual arts...