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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 78–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Brett M. Van Hoesen This essay focuses on Who Knows Tomorrow , which ran in Berlin from June 4 to September 26, 2010. Hosted by the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, this exhibition featured the work of five prominent international artists of African origin— El Anatsui, Zarina Bhimji...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
... on conceptual links to Schmieder’s own studies, the historical shape of the term of survival, its variations and extensions. While referring to works produced for a solo exhibition in Berlin, Schmieder emphasizes the site specificity of Kaabi-Linke’s approach and relates her artistic practices to Walter...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., and pain does not know any steps. Edmond Jabès, Buch der Fragen (Book of Questions) T he History of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of Freedom. 1 This is the fundamental idea that Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 1831) examines from every angle in his Berlin lectures...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jean-Ulrick Désert The work of Jean-Ulrick Désert, a Haitian-born artist currently based in Berlin, Germany, has often used the image of the body, most notably in his earlier performative works such as Negerhosen2000, where members of the public were allowed to submit portraits of the artist...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 100–105.
Published: 01 May 2001
... individuality. This will be a good starting point for arriving at new definitions of such concepts in taking artistic positions other than our own more seriously, and in seeing them as contemporary too. Christian Hanussek is an art critic based in Berlin...
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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 (2020) 2020 (46): 72–82.
Published: 01 May 2020
... multiracial and multireligious composition. The article traces this dynamic around the example of the non-European collections in Berlin’s Museum Island and the future Humboldt Forum, conceptualized as the world’s largest “universal museum.” The narratives through which this art is integrated into Europe’s...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 68–77.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Prita Meier During the summer of 2010 the cityscape of Berlin became an important site for contemplating the role and meaning of “Africa” in current exhibition-and art-making practices. Who Knows Tomorrow , a multivenue exhibition organized by the Nation-algalerie, moved beyond multicultural...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 60–69.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Hannah Feldman Kader Attia is a French Algerian artist who now divides his time among Berlin, Algiers, and Paris. This article surveys his sculptural and photographic practice since his provocative Piste d’atterrissage (1997). It argues that Attia’s invocation of modernist urbanism, religious...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 12–13.
Published: 01 November 1996
... la Terre"? "Colours" a recent exhi• But where "Magiciens de la Terre" as Thomas McEvilley has noted, W bition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, in a localized was perhaps innovative in its attempt at opening the doors of the "long mimesis of its 1989...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 192–197.
Published: 01 November 2017
... exploration of this concept, in- Contemporary Art,Berlin (2013). the Kunst-Werke Institute for London (2013);and Repair:5Acts at Jacob’s LadderatWhitechapelGallery, Continuum of Repair:TheLightof Arts), Lausanne, Switzerland (2015); beaux-arts (Cantonal Museum of Fine Are Hereatthe Musée cantonal des he...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2020
... at the international conference Rethinking Cosmopolitanism: Africa in Europe| Europe in Africa, held in Berlin, Germany, at Akademie der Künste, February 2 3, 2013. The con- ference was organized as a collaboration between Maumaus School of Visual Arts, Lisbon, Portugal; Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- ernist, while Speer was their ideological antithesis.14 A er the Nuremburg trials, Speer was sentenced to twenty years in the Spandau prison complex in West Berlin...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 90–95.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- ernist, while Speer was their ideological antithesis.14 A er the Nuremburg trials, Speer was sentenced to twenty years in the Spandau prison complex in West Berlin...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2009
... (MoMA) 2006; and Mahrem: Footnotes on Veiling, Berlin Kunstraum works themselves, have afforded a more nuanced por• Tanas, 2008. trayal, curatorial interventions vis-a-vis contemporary...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 48–55.
Published: 01 May 2003
...• the study of art history should be expanded beyond the object, beyond traditional geographical categories, and beyond the con• torical sense.2 The preceding four platforms took place in Berlin, St. Lucia, Vienna, New Delhi...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of Contemporary African Art 2010 Kader Attia, detail of Rochers carrés, 2009. Photographic series, 80 x 100 cm. Courtesy Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin and Cologne Journal of Contemporary African Art • 26 • Spring 2010 70 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2009-007  © 2010...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... place on the work site during this of my artist residency in Berlin in the German Academic historic moment when the obelisk is being brought back to Exchange Service (DAAD) Artists-in-Berlin Program, and its rightful place—an event that was not widely covered by stems from a desire to make...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 68–81.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Africa s forgotten European refugees, but the series of events [that unfolded during the course of the reunion of the refugees in October 2012] was much stranger and more complex The Story of the School of Art, 2013. Performance view of multimedia staged reading at University of the Arts, Berlin...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 70–95.
Published: 01 May 2021
... on May 25, 2020, and tled Democracy Unrealized, took place in Vienna, then spread like wildfire across the Western world, Austria, from March 15 to April 20, 2001, and later thanks to the transnational Black Lives Matter in Berlin, Germany, from October 9 to October movement. 30, 2001. Platform Two...