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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... continent. This article explores the meeting of African American art and the knowledge about Africa that is spread through African art history. African American artists such as Houston Conwill, David Hammons, Alison Saar, and Renee Stout have drawn on art historical writings about African art in order to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 80–151.
Published: 01 May 2010
... place of contemporary African art in art history programs and its relationship with contemporary Western art as a subfield within art history, as well as the challenges involved in training graduate students. The panel also walks on such gritty grounds as the relationship between contemporary and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation November 2016 to January 2017, attests to Nour’s sophistication and rigor as an artist and asserts his contributions to the canon of art history, not only as a transformational figure within Sudanese or African art movements, but also within global modern and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of art history. Through a series of portraits of black subjects produced in Haiti during the nineteenth century, it sets aside temporally bound notions of innovation and avant-garde aesthetics that center art history and considers the manner in which these portraits defused the authority of Western...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 106–112.
Published: 01 May 2011
... narratives of both art history and cultural anthropology. The second goal would not likely be accepted by art-world professionals in Africa, for contemporary African art and artists have unfortunately been suspended between the ethnological museum and the art gallery and between cultural anthropology and art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Selene Wendt Having worked with media art for over thirty years, Theo Eshetu is internationally recognized as a veteran in his field. His ongoing investigation of the manipulation of the language of television is inspired by anthropology, art history, scientific research, religious iconography...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transatlantic slavery provided the capital that galvanized white Western art systems of patronage, collection, and exhibition into existence. He represents black women, men, and children as the appropriate subjects of fine art at the same time that he remains dedicated to restoring the history of the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 88–95.
Published: 01 May 2011
... museum show to celebrate the artist’s fiftieth birthday but also an argument for Basquiat’s place in art history. Following precedent, this latest exhibition focused on the artist’s larger, midcareer canvases, but this essay reads several of Basquiat’s small-scale, early works as marked by often...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... community of Los Angeles in the last century’s middle decades, but as a way of adding nuance to our ways of seeing art history, art making, and the art world generally during that period. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 90–99.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., Mirror, Lens , inspired by Samuel R. Delany’s landmark science fiction novel Dhalgren . While Harris’s large-scale Mylar-and-light installations often refer to the Light and Space artists of her native California, to Robert Smithson, to Land Art, and to minimalism and various other areas of art history...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 82–89.
Published: 01 June 2017
... art history from a Middle Eastern perspective or address some of the critical issues that are emblematic of our contemporary world. Finally, I consider how the biennial disrupts and/or affirms the typological structures and narratives that shape our understanding and experience of art biennials—what...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 122–125.
Published: 01 November 2010
... postcolonial history, art history as archive, European decadence—alongside works that emphasize his more recent focus on cinematic strategies and contemporary global politics. By juxtaposing works in different mediums executed over the past fifteen years, this carefully curated and creatively installed show...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of other his• Soraya Murray is Assistant Professor of Contempo• toric icons such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., rary Art and New Media in History of Art and Visu• Malcolm X, Ida B. Wells, and Zora Neale Hurston. al Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz. As Van Peebles's countenance...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tradition and a critique of mainstream performance art history, this article starts in Harlem before taking the reader on a sweeping journey that calls at Chicago and Houston and ends in New Orleans. A cursory introduction to African diasporic public ceremonial culture, the article looks to carnival and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 118–127.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Kay Brown Although the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s signaled one of the most significant developments in recent American art history, black women artists, for the most part, were underrepresented in major gallery and museum exhibitions at the movement’s inception. “Where We At” Black...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and social meanings of blackness and the body. Second, it argues that these artists directly challenge the seeming invisibility of black bodies in Western art history by reworking the linear trajectory of canonical discourses. They do not so much insert black bodies back into the Western canon as...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 112–123.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Contemporary South chaotic history, as revealed to the viewer through African Art, Goniwe in turn selected Siemon Allen, the syncretistic texts on the labels of each disk as Lyndi Sales, and Mary Sibande to submit challeng- well as the visible scratches and scars betraying a ing projects that require the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Huey Copeland; Naomi Beckwith “Black Collectivities” selectively reproduces and expands on the proceedings of a conference held in Chicago in May 2013 that brought together an international roster of artists, art historians, cultural critics, and curators invested in the histories and futures of...