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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 76–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Lindsay J. Twa lindsay.twa@augie.edu Copyright © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 The Great Congress of the Black Spirit Artist Reflections on FESTAC 77 Lindsay J. Twa I n a 2017 interview, artist Gerald Williams reflected, Nobody knows today, but FESTAC . . . it had something to do...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Brett M. Van Hoesen Over a decade ago, the contemporary artist Mwangi Hutter, comprising Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter, merged names and biographies to become one artist, despite differences of gender, race, age, and cultural backgrounds. Based in Berlin and Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Nairobi...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 76–87.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Dina A. Ramadan Thirty-two-year-old multimedia artist Ahmed Basiony was one of the earliest martyrs of the 2011 Egyptian uprisings. Shortly after his death his work was selected for the Egyptian pavilion at the fifty-fourth Venice Biennale. This article questions the choice of Basiony...
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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 (2010) 2010 (27): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2010
... is important for painting today, science fiction and outer space as a frontier for blackness, Ralph Ellison’s influence on him, and Washington’s artistic and cultural inspirations, as well as his experiences as a graduate student. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 200–201.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Lisa Binder Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 MALICK SIDIBE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A PORTRAITIST A film by Susan Vogel National Museum of Mali First Run / Icarus Films, 2006 Portrait of the Artist...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Angela Read Lloyd Moses Tladi was a realist painter at a time when realism was internationally accepted and admired. This article outlines his life and offers an assessment of his deserved place in Africa’s art history. Tladi first exhibited in 1929 and in 1931 was the first black artist to exhibit...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the collective in relationship to collections. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34 • Spring 2014 74 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2415222  © 2014 by Nka Publications The ARTIST CORPORATION...
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Nka (1997) 1997 (6-7): 62–63.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 95–98.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Mark Bessire Copyright © 2002 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2002 Pope.1 The Friendliest Black Artist in America MARK BESSIRE Black Domestic, 1995-1995 Pope.L's...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (4): 12–13.
Published: 01 May 1996
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 84–99.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Berni Searle The author/artist provides twenty images from three of her performance and video series: Home and Away (2003), Seeking Refuge (2008), and Mute (2008), complementing them with descriptions of the creative process and the collective experiences the images depict. Themes of identity...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
...David Hammons Copyright © 1995 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1995 DAVID HAMMONS Artist BILLHUTSON...
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Nka (1994) 1994 (1): 56–59.
Published: 01 May 1994
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 90–95.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the un nished hotel. The Oceanic try. She was in touch with a wide circle of archi- would go on to become an architectural landmark tects, artists, and intellectuals from across the globe of the country: a great curving mass of a build- throughout her ve decades in Kenya. Mann was ing, decorated...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Gilvin Scholars of African visual culture will be well served by Akin Adesokan’s recent book Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics , which offers a model for interpreting artworks within the many cultural and economic contexts in which they function. The book is structured...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Michelle Stephens “Defacing the Gaze and Reimagining the Black Body: Contemporary Caribbean Women Artists” examines works by visual artists Oneila Russell, Holly Bynoe, Patricia Kaersenhout, and Ebony Patterson, exploring how these contemporary artists wrestle with the terms in which we see black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Peter Erickson This essay explores Kerry James Marshall’s paintings of black artists in studio settings who are often positioned at the easel with an unfinished self-portrait. The series begins with a portrait within a portrait of a historical figure— Scipio Moorehead, Portrait of Himself, 1776...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 122–123.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Ruth Kerkham Copyright © 2007 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2007 artist was granted the freedom to select were bombed by employing pixilation, FRESH the author of her...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 50–59.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Salah M. Hassan Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 THREE ARTISTS THREE PROJECTS Salah M. Hassan [Print is a theoretical language of evolving ideas. Hugh...