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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
... critical access to the kind of work that artists are doing in terms of African American representation. At the same time, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art was convened due to the lack of representation and misrepresentation of what constitutes African art. For far too long, people who have...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Chika Okeke-Agulu Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 From the Editor Alain Locke’s 1925 essay “The Legacy of Ancestral Arts,” in which he called on African American art...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 140–152.
Published: 01 November 2017
...—an American-bred Nigerian artist, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and an African American, California-based artist, Brett Cook—with emphasis on the various dimensions of their art in engaging with people within a mostly unfamiliar environment and culture. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 smARTpower...
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Nka (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...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 174–176.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Jody B. Cutler-Bittner REVIEWS JACOB LAWRENCE: THE AMERICAN STRUGGLE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK AUGUST 29 NOVEMBER 1, 2020 Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, Jacob Lawrence, Massacre in Boston, Panel 2, 1954 55, from Struggle: From the History of the on tour through most of 2021...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Angeles’s African American Arts Community Carolyn Peter and Damon Willick Gallery 32 offered a space where people could express n late 1968 a very young Suzanne Jackson opened an independent voice in their work and not be an art gallery west...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: American Runway Revolution, which revisits the famed fashion battle at Versailles and examines the dynamics of race, economics, beauty, history, and the epic results of that legendary night in 1973 at the Chateau de Versailles. When five American designers enjoy victory against their French counterparts...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 218–219.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Cherise Smith Jordana Moore Saggese’s Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art is a monographic study of Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist who experienced a near meteoric rise and fall. In four chapters, the author gives the artist’s work the scholarly and historical attention...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 71.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Beth Coleman BASQUIAT: institution). The west made this AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY BASQUI...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that as we demanded an art of struggle, an art 130th Street, New York City (detail). Source: Liberator 5, no. 6 that related to the reality of our history and the real (1965): 27 life of the world, particularly of the Afro-­American people, it became clearer and clearer that the stan- dard bourgeois...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2014
... American community in ways that reflected and enacted larger societal institutional and political conceptions. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 COLLABORATIVE IMPROVISATION AS CRITICAL PEDAGOGY Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34...
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Nka (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 (2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... African American coming to terms with Marikana, the analgesic may, art and South African art, with particular focus on like its connotative title Mine, belong to the artist artist and museum praxis. She is curator of African alone. She has completed Mine before the ill-fated American...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... photographers in the art world, he worked with master artists, intellectuals, and photographers. Also in 1968, a group of black men—plus one woman— formed Essence Communications Inc. A momentous triangulation of the women’s liberation movement, the cultural nationalism of African American people in the United...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Bill Gaskins This essay is an account of the production of the most reproduced photograph from Good And Bad Hair: Photographs by Bill Gaskins , my monograph on the role of hair styling in American culture through the lives of African Americans. The essay also recalls and unpacks a number...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 136–137.
Published: 01 November 2020
... for a deeply interdisclipinary and histori- cally attuned art history and criticism. Roderick A. Ferguson is a professor of women s, gender, and sexuality studies; American studies; African American studies; and ethnicity, race, and migration at Yale University. Notes 1 Stuart Hall, New Ethnicities...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
...- versity Press, 1975). Kobena Mercer is professor of history of art and Afri- 18. Connelly, Modern Art and the Grotesque, 15. can American studies at Yale University. He writes 19. Thompson, Becoming Animal, 14. 20. Quoted in Storr...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 120–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... T ated since the mid-1960s, when both artists, In recognizing the importance to the African then based in Chicago, took part in meetings of the American expressive arts of integrating...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a black diva out of him. lation “See the Negro!” is thrown into crisis when we attend to what exactly is being seen and when Anne Anlin Cheng is professor of English and Afri- we challenge the most readily available terms for can American studies and director of the program in describing the body...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 68–81.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and art education in contemporary Ugandan society. Carlos Garrido Castellano is a lecturer of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American studies at University College Cork, Ireland. Notes This article is the result of fieldwork research conducted in Kampala in 2016. It benefited from critical exchanges...