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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Ian Bourland This article considers recent films by the artist John Akomfrah (b. 1957, Ghana). It argues that Vertigo Sea , The Airport , and Purple exemplify a new phase of black British art production. While building on the methods and themes that characterize his time with the Black Audio Film...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 180–183.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Brett M. Van Hoesen © 2020 by Nka Publications 2020 RE V IE W S Journal of Contemporary African Art 46 May 2020180 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-8308294 © 2020 by Nka Publications SUBLIME SEAS: JOHN AKOMFRAH AND J. M. W. TURNER SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of media studies at Pitzer College. The show, which ran from September 19 to December 5, 2013, included the work of nine international artists from Africa, Europe, and the United States, including John Akomfrah, Cheryl Dunye, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Lyle Ashton Harris, Zanele Muholi, Mwangi Hutter, Andrew...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Grant Farred “When I was nineteen, Miles Davis put his finger on my soul, and it never went away,” Stuart Hall reflects in John Akomfrah’s documentary, The Stuart Hall Project . Miles Davis not only “touched” Hall’s soul, but the music and its many moods, its vagaries, its experimentations provided...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 38–45.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Kodwo Eshun Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 t is no exaggeration to say that the installation of In its totality, the work of John Akomfrah, Reece Auguiste, Handsworth Songs (1985) at Documentall introduced...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Akomfrah, Kira Kemper, Nomusa in some parts of Africa or in the early postcolonial period. Makhubu, and Samson Kambalu. For example, Amina Menia’s A Peculiar Family Album is Returning to Attia, his Indépendence Tchao, which a prime example of such historical returns...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 58–61.
Published: 01 November 1998
... Akomfrah, lean Pierre Bekolo etc.— who have a limited audience within the continent. Some...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... An equally foreboding visual narrative is con- In a powerful foreshadowing of the tragedy that veyed in John Akomfrah’s three-screen film instal- will follow, Ashes falls out of the boat at one point, lation Vertigo Sea: Oblique Tales of the Aquatic leaving us in suspense until he pops up again...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
....21 The show also exists an” and the violence directed at differ- with work by John Akomfrah and Rashaad in relation to Boswell’s major multime- ences constituted by gender identity, Newsome at Carroll/Fletcher, London, in dia installation Mutumia (2016), which sexual preference, racism...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 58–61.
Published: 01 May 1998
... the on, the exhibition in question "Rhapsodies in Akomfrah Keith Piper, Sonia Boyce, Hazel more radical DuBoisian model at the turn of Black: The Art of the Harlem Renaissance", Carby have helped redefine the critical pres• the century. This thesis...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2010
...), as well as work done in the the works for a lost sense of belonging to a natal diaspora related to questions of identity and racism country that political strife forced them to abandon, in Europe (John Akomfrah), the festival afforded only so that they would eventually encounter home...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., generosity of spirit, undying curiosity, and in the 1970s. sheer joie de vivre rarely found in an octogenarian of his genera- “‘Race’ disables us,” philosopher Kwame Anthony tion. I am indebted to John Akomfrah for many invaluable insights Appiah wrote provocatively...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...- tographers, filmmakers, and arts workers, upon whom honors have been similarly conferred. This ever-growing list includes John Akomfrah, David A. Bailey, Gus Casely-Hayford, Deirdre Figueiredo, Isaac Julien, Steve McQueen, Mark Sealy, and Barbara Walker. Within the context of such recognition, it might...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 42–53.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Akomfrah, and Cauleen Smith; and writ- tive wounds (especially women’s—as representa- ers Samuel R. Delany, Greg Tate, and Kodwo Eshun, to name only tive of the human race). No matter how menacing a few. 4 The author, in conversation with Mutu, November 16...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 16 For references to the 1985 riots and their causes, see Hands- Dabydeen, John Gilmore, and Cecily Jones (Oxford University worth Songs, a film made by the Black Audio Film Collective, Lon- Press, 2007), 341–342. See also John La Rose, The New Cross Mas- don, directed by John Akomfrah, 1986...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of nonmembers, in- cluding John Akomfrah and Lubaina Himid. Keith Piper makes reference to the minutes of these meetings in Coming Up in the Black Moment: A Personal Reflection on the Blk Art Group, con- ference talk delivered at Reframing the Moment: Legacies of the 1982 Blk Art Group Conference, University...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 66.
Published: 01 May 1999
...," and is of birth. The work gives a false sense of "The Unmapped Body: Three Black tally montaged archival footage and formally reminiscent of John Akomfrah's...