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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 114–126.
Published: 01 November 2019
... African Art 45 November 2019114 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-7916916 © 2019 by Nka Publications Allan deSouza, The World Series: Crossing, 2011. C-Print, 12 x 16 in. © Allan deSouza and Talwar Gallery, New York Kerman Nka 115 Monique Kerman The Aesthetics of Migration in an Age of Anxiety Zineb Sedira...
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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 (2012) 2012 (30): 90–97.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Barbara Jones Hogu This essay explains the founding of AfriCOBRA as a cohesive, collaborative artists’ coalition that worked with an accepted philosophy and aesthetics to create positive images regarding their ethnic group’s social, economic, and political conditions, regardless of the media...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on the eponymous novel by Dany Laferrière. Courtesy Chimurenga magazine Collectiveness, Politics, and Aesthetics Elvira Dyangani Ose Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34 • Spring 2014...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
...-2009-003  © 2010 by Nka Publications Politics and Aesthetics in True North and Gender on Ice Lisa E. Bloom Isaac Julien, True North, 2004. Installation views at Umea Bildmuseet, Sweden. Triple-screen projection, 16mm black...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 30–33.
Published: 01 May 1995
... EXPRESSIONS OF THE SELF AND CROSS-CULTURAL AESTHETICS Salah Hassan TODAY, THE STORY OF EUROPEAN ARTISTS, It has been argued that the neglect of contemporary...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 62–69.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Aesthetics and Reception in France Ian Merkel It is not a documentary. I salute the work of Rachid hese two quotes by Benjamin Stora, historian Bouchareb, who shows a strong desire for truth. of twentieth...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Gilvin Scholars of African visual culture will be well served by Akin Adesokan’s recent book Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics , which offers a model for interpreting artworks within the many cultural and economic contexts in which they function. The book is structured...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of rioting in South Africa’s visual field, where rioting has powerful historic meaning and contemporary political agency, is overdue. Artists who take on visualizing the riot face multiple challenges, including being aesthetically pigeonholed (politically, nationally, or otherwise). Visualizing the riot...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 24–31.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Sylvester O. Ogbechie Copyright © 2002 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2002 i MWONWU m AESTHETICS AND ARTISTIC IDENTITY IN MODERN...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 60–67.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Akin Adesokan Copyright © 2007 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2007 A REVOLUTION FROM BELOW THE AESTHETICS OF WEST AFRICAN VIDEOFILMS Akin Adesokan uring the third quarter of 2003 (that is, find applicable to the circumstances...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 54–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Amina Diab Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Free Art and Surrealist Aesthetics Resituating the Art and Liberty Group in Egyptian Art History Amina Diab O n December 22, 1938, a group of artists and intellectuals coalesced to sign a manifesto titled Long Live Degenerate Art! (Yahya...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... should reflect a uniquely black aesthetic. The spectacle it created, proving that “a soldier and a BPP’s entry into media culture was its dramatic policeman are no more bulletproof than anyone protest in 1967 at the California statehouse in Sac- else.”5 Debray and those he influenced thus created...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 124–141.
Published: 01 November 2012
... ability to layer multiple “stories” by evincing a temporal, spatial, and kinetic aesthetic in his visual work; on his choice of and approach to his materials; and on the changes in his oeuvre over the years: from painting and mixed media to monumental steel sculptures of Amharic letters, constructed...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 4–19.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Manthia Diawara is author, most recently, of African Film: MD: In a way they’ve stolen it from the French alterité. The New Forms of Aesthetics and Politics (2010) and is director other becomes the minority — the black, the Chicano, the of the documentary Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation...
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Nka (1994) 1994 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 1994
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 18–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Avinoam Shalem This article discusses a painting of the Great Dam of Aswan made by Abdel Hadi al-Gazzar in 1964 and immediately crowned as the iconic image of Egypt in the heroic age of the Nasser regime. The painting clearly adopts the aesthetic language of surrealism, illustrating a particular...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... disaporan aesthetic and sensibilities. Ideally, the conversation sparked by this project will continue to challenge, evolve, and inform ideas of masculinity, class, gender, and sexuality. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 FASHIONING BLACK MASCULINITY The Origins...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2009
...: Are Ingrid Hotel is an art theorist and art critic and these carefully staged indoor- and outdoor photo• teaches anthropology of arts, aesthetics, and sociolo• graphs self-portraits or fictitious portraits? gy of arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She According to Fosso, this series...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the links between quieter, consistent practices of nomadism, the insistence of localism in his choices, and the attention to detail and aesthetic pleasure wrought from human labor and the passing of time. This article examines the propitious union of conceptual and aesthetic choices in Anatsui’s oeuvre...