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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Carolyn Peter; Damon Willick This essay reconsiders Los Angeles’s Gallery 32 and its vital contribution to Los Angeles art history from 1968 to 1970. Founded and run by Suzanne Jackson, Gallery 32 exhibited challenging, controversial work and became a gathering place where not only art but politics...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Geoffrey Jacques African American Los Angeles in the middle decades of the last century was alive with militancy, movement, and creativity. Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960 – 1980 , curated by Kellie Jones, captures this vitality while offering a nuanced survey of how visual artists...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 96–110.
Published: 01 May 2021
... hybrid art/curatorial work in Los Angeles—the 2019 David Hammons show at Hauser and Wirth and the Crenshaw Dairy Mart’s arts activism—to argue for an extension of Enwezor’s model via activist and aesthetic interventions into specific sites and art spaces. © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 David...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Peter Erickson This article on Nick Cave’s exhibition Meet Me at the Center of the Earth locates the center in Cave’s first soundsuits, made in response to the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police in 1991. Cave makes a connection between King’s flattened body on the ground and twigs...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the effects that a strong black community and family had on two artist brothers, Alonzo and Dale Davis, enabling them to open the Brockman Gallery in Los Angeles in 1967. It contextualizes their young lives in Tuskegee, Alabama, where they were steeped in black history and culture and exposed to faculty...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in Los Angeles pushed the parameters of consciously black art by offering a fundamental reevaluation of the meaning art could have in black lives. Much like avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists developed a unique mixed-media language that combined themes of political insurgency, communitarian...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... The reigniting of his career via the group exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 has provided an opportunity to begin the writing of American art history through an inclusive lens. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 John Outterbridge assemblage...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 38–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
... history is one of the main topics in António Ole’s artwork. The artist was born into a mixed Angolan and Portuguese family in 1951. His first exhibitions in Luanda took place at the end of the 1960s, before independence. After finishing his film studies in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, Ole returned...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 120–121.
Published: 01 May 2007
... with boys—look an awful lot like the Carta Williams is an artist and art crit• Barbie dolls, artists have frequently Village People, pointing conspicuously ic based in Los Angeles...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 132–133.
Published: 01 May 2007
... on which drawings couple collaged parts top of each other. The man crouches Susanne Vielmetter of idealized women clipped from fash• down with his head angled up and LOS ANGELES projects ion magazines...
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Nka (1994) 1994 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 1994
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 34–46.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Angeles around 1933, having heard skirts, pink panties, and bras for their public per• about the burgeoning dance movement there with formances, which would not have produced the its "development in the direction of newer and desired aesthetic appearance of "nude...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 36–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
... aluminum; overall (in situ): 27½ × 242 × 4 5/8 in. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Marcia Dunn and Jonathan Sobel, E.2010.0309a – b. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Glenn Ligon. Photo: Sheldan C. Collins Journal of Contemporary African...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the contemporary sculp- ture of Los Angeles–based artist Alison Saar. Both exhibitions placed traditional African art alongside the work of contemporary African American art...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 82–89.
Published: 01 May 2007
...) walks down a busy urban street in the hunger is violence."4 The moment of the Watts Watts section of Los Angeles. The chaos of the Riots created a new visibility for African American street is heightened by the camera's quick cutting urban populations and for their frustrations with between...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 140–149.
Published: 01 November 2019
... high- lighted in vitrines to elucidate contemporaneous Journal of Contemporary African Art 45 November 2019144 Nka Preacher, 1940. Tempera on board, 30 x 21 1/2 in. The Davidsons, Los Angeles, California. © 1940 The Charles White Archives Photo: The Huntington Library, Art Collections...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 150–153.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with an amorphous, national Black Arts Movement in the United States. The sprawling two-floor layout loosely mapped the nodal centers of production New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area interspersed with thematic and stylistic sections and sporadic supple- mental ephemera. Particularly...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2015
...—such as the streets of and asked searching questions about art’s relation- America have not seen since the Los Angeles riots ship with social experience. Three distinct groups of 1992, following the acquittal of policemen caught exemplified their different responses. First, the Spi- on tape beating another black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Angeles in the Rodney King era, framed. Courtesy Kehinde Wiley and Sean Kelly, New York; Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles; Galerie cut this reality into the exclusion- Daniel Templon, Paris/Brussels; and Stephan Friedman, London. © Kehinde Wiley Journal of Contemporary African Art • 38...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 70–73.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of Mouride practitioners from the Los Angeles area, invited guests from Senegal, and the larger Southern California community with a tour...