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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the Black Arts Theater Repertory/School on knew 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... lished widely on contemporary 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 of...
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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 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Bloom, A Map of Misreading (New York: Oxford Uni- 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
... readily available terms for can American studies and director of the program in describing the body fixed by that injunction. Baker, American studies at Princeton University. She is the precisely as an apparent racial symbol, counterin- author of The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, tuitively and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 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 2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 32 and Los 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 140–152.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 it...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 71.
Published: 01 November 1996
... AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY BASQUI AT artist and so did his Afro-Puerto MIRAMAX FILMS Rican mother. In the escape...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... imaginations of non-­European people.10 Image © the artist. Courtesy Video Data Bank However, African American culture’s deep invest- ment in the haunting of the past in the present and creations of scenes of surveillance that are ambigu- its constant negotiation between collective trauma ously historically...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... When the sun went Chaney. Afro-American. Before Lumumba. Before down, we packed up our jive, drove home to Chi- Jimmie Lee Jackson. Before Selma. Black. Before cago, and the lake breeze cooled the idea from our the Meredith March. Black Power. Before Lutluoi, minds. But that was cool, it was only...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 98–103.
Published: 01 May 2012
... realities. The 1960s was a time of revolution­ to begin with the “self,” the one. This realization ary rethinking of the relationship(s) of African arose on the heels of earlier inclinations within the Americans in the United States of America, as well African Diaspora to redefine the self, whether...