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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Chika Okeke-Agulu The three artists discussed in this essay represent three generations of artists whose work exemplifies the accomplishments of African modernism and its enduring legacies as well as the complex conceptual, cultural, political, and ideological resources that constituted and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 108–111.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Rowland Abiodun. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014 Copyright © 2017 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2017...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
...David Hammons Copyright © 1995 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1995 DAVID HAMMONS Artist BILLHUTSON...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Julie L. McGee This essay examines recent work by the American artist Whitfield Lovell, who has been collecting and using vintage accoutrements—the material culture of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American life, including photographs—for many years. He is best known for his...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tobias Wofford African art has played a role in the practices of studio-trained African American artists since the Harlem Renaissance. As knowledge about African art has grown and changed, so too have the ways in which artists have appropriated such art and imagined their relationship to the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... displace or disenfranchise the realpolitik? Is this an art-historical question, or a matter of and for ethics and aesthetics? Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 South Africa riot protest struggle repertoire Brett Murray The Spear Berni Searle Mary Wafer...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 218–219.
Published: 01 November 2016
... rightly deserves while contributing to the fields of American art, African American art, contemporary art, and diaspora art. The introduction sets the stage for contemporary readers to grasp the art world of the 1980s at the same time that it identifies Basquiat’s multiple positionalities as a middle...
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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 2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Osei Bonsu Incited by the tempestuous political histories that engender the repressive conditions of the country’s social reality, South African artists often conspire toward activism. For Cameron Platter, who lives in the urbanized province of KwaZulu-Natal near the former battlefield of Rorkes...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Susan Kart Market Imaginary represents a welcome departure from traditional documentary coverage of African peoples. By focusing on a historic market, the Marché Colobane, in Dakar, director Joanna Grabski subverts stereotypes and expectations of consumerism and art making in Senegal. Grabski...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1994) 1994 (1): 19–23.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Salah M. Hassan Copyright © 1994 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1994 ...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2015
... African common.” Nzewi offers insight into the anonymous exhibition within Dak’Art and his idea of a “density of the commons” and communitarian solidarity in African cultures. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Dak’Art Biennale contemporary African art exhibitions...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 58–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... status of the white male in postapartheid South Africa. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Paul Emmanuel’s Transitions The White South African Male in Process...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and society were discussed and explored. As such, the gallery partook of the broad political struggles of the times and contributed to the city’s remarkable artistic diversity. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Greg Edwards. Annie Bianucci, George Evans, and Suzanne...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Matthew Omelsky This article elucidates how Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s 2006 film Les saignantes rearticulates cyborgian thought in an effort to remap dominant modes of social consciousness among African youth. Bekolo uproots hegemonic tropes of African pathology; recasts narratives of African tradition...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to Afrofuturism, I present her work from the perspective of an Africanist art historian by examining Tuggar’s theoretical and aesthetic relationship to Afrofuturism as a strategy that subverts ideas of “traditional” African art and culture. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Cheryl Finley Throughout her life Loïs Mailou Jones admired African art and culture. But it was through the mask—its spiritual significance, theatrical expression, cultural importance, and emotive possibilities—that she found herself as an artist, designer, and educator. With a career buttressed by...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 46–111.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Chika Okeke-Agulu This panel discussion examines the role of museums in bringing the work of African artists to the consciousness of the contemporary world. The topics covered include the participants’ first meaningful encounters with contemporary African art, the role of the curator of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tradition and a critique of mainstream performance art history, this article starts in Harlem before taking the reader on a sweeping journey that calls at Chicago and Houston and ends in New Orleans. A cursory introduction to African diasporic public ceremonial culture, the article looks to carnival and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 112–123.
Published: 01 November 2012
... to the curators’ intentions. The new pavilions representing Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Haiti brought an influx of artistic positions to Venice but also demonstrated anxiety about under-or misrepresenting their art scenes back home. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012...