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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jessica Maxwell Showcasing works dating from the 1990s to present, Landscape + Object + Animal , William Pope.L’s 2010 solo exhibition at the Mitchell-Inness and Nash Gallery in Chelsea, offers a critical reflection on the social, political, and economic totalities that rule the society in which we...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christina Knight Jacolby Satterwhite is known for creating virtual worlds that feature multiple avatars of himself voguing within densely rendered neon landscapes. He populates those landscapes with three-dimensional objects painstakingly traced in the animation program Maya from drawings that his...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Yvette Greslé The reviewer pays close attention to the conceptual strategies present in a new body of work by Phoebe Boswell. Produced for a solo exhibition in 2017 at Tiwani Contemporary, London, the work builds on the artist’s exploration of drawing, animation, and technology. The exhibition...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Kobena Mercer The hybrid combination of human and animal lies at the heart of the figurative vocabulary through which Jane Alexander’s sculptural tableaux summon us into the imaginative domain of the “humanimal”—a domain where the boundaries by which religion, philosophy and science have separated...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 120–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
... are united by a shared subjugation and a shared victimhood. The images found within the work, as well as the physical arrangement of the space itself, animates this reality, bringing to life well-known scenes of trauma and surrounding viewers in a visual cacophony that makes its message impossible to ignore...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Alice Correia This article considers the role of self-portraiture within the work of British artist Donald Rodney (1961–98). The text investigates the ways in which Rodney used the self-portrait, not to visualize himself, but to animate issues associated with the dominant framings of black men...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in Ballen’s photographs remain semiotically unclear, as do the arranged part-objects, people, and animals in the photographs. The French psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva’s (and French Romantic poet Gérard de Nerval’s) description of the Thing of melancholia as “a light without representation” provides a poetic...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 48–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Terry Smith The exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes is the first full-scale Kentridge survey to tour the United States and Europe. Featuring more than 120 animated films, drawings, prints, theater models, and books, it began in March 2009 and ends at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of collaborative practice in Africa and its diasporas. In this article, conference organizers Huey Copeland and Naomi Beckwith introduce the aesthetic, conceptual, and political stakes animating the conference and the issue emerging from it with an eye toward both critiquing mainstream artistic discourses around...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 42–53.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for the first time. Other highlights included Mutu’s first-ever animated video, created in collaboration with Santigold, commissioned by the Nasher Museum. The Nasher Museum was the first venue for the touring exhibition, which was on view there from March 21 through July 21, 2013. It traveled to the Brooklyn...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 28–33.
Published: 01 May 1998
... history. In the animated sequences, 'Pa Ubu' Kentridge says, "we wanted to mimic how that have been a fundamental character of is an anthropometric tripod scuttling insect• gravitas floats in and out of life." As a narra• apartheid. like...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 102–109.
Published: 01 May 2007
... sonal and cultural reference.11 This particular sign is archaeological. The friability and vulnerability for animation, is deeply ensconced within the of the fired clay figures emphasises the strength artist's personal repertoire and is drawn from and dominance of bronze, yet both...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... such as animality. This seems logical if not inevitable given the workings of her imagination. Legally classified as property and categorized as a species...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 92–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Africa. Jane Alexander’s sculp- Hope) combines individual sculpted figures, tures expose us to the interplay of the human and J tableaux, installations, and photographic works animal in us. We are challenged to acknowledge our created between 1998 and 2012, and offers viewers histories...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 168–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the history of the New York Zoological Society, commonly called the Bronx Zoo. In Gathering of Animals: An Unconventional History of the New York Zoological Society, first...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 14–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... then balance that against what appears on the surface to be a form of documentary? KE: What animates The Radiant is what it cannot show. The Radiant is animated from start...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 58–61.
Published: 01 November 1996
... on the creative process. Dime's imaginary animals stand as testaments to an extinct species. With only six legs to share amongst them, these three animals come profusely spiked, with deep gorges serving as eyes and iron contraptions as legs. In fabricating this piece, Dime became the medium through...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
... investigates reality also investigates him- self and the spectator, who sees himself embroiled in the process. The Tatort exhibition in the Galerie Christian Hosp brings together works with di er- ent formats. Two installations are hanging from the ceiling: porcelain casts taken from animal stomachs...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 254–256.
Published: 01 November 2021
... are met by a fine young man, seated on a stool, with a bright smile and casual gaze. Beneath him, curled up on a black-and-white checkered floor, is a fox. Both beings look at you, unfalteringly. What is this wild animal doing here in the man s home, or perhaps it is a bar? Is the fox his guide, his pet...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 12–19.
Published: 01 May 2004
... such as the legend of Othello, the Moor of 14.Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art Venice eternalized in Shakespearean drama. In his typically critical invocations, Wilson animates history Like all his earlier extraordinary installations, the Venice...