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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Eddie Chambers This article discusses the changing nature of art history when it comes to black British artists and suggests that such history has perhaps moved away from existing to instead correcting or addressing the systemic absences of such artists from British art. This is typified by Rasheed...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Disparities and Deformations, 16. and teaches on the visual arts of the black diaspora, 21. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ed., Monster Theory: Reading Culture examining African American, Caribbean, and black (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 4. British artists in modern and contemporary...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of Black riots in Brixton and Tottenham, respectively, were British artists. He is also an associate professor in certainly sparked by widespread accounts of these the art history department of the University of Texas two acts or consequences of great violence, meted at Austin.  out to matriarchal...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of art of graffiti and the ways in which, in cities such as criticism. Since the early 1980s, he has been involved Cairo, the graffiti artist articulates and documents in the visual arts, particularly the practice of Black social upheaval. Her images reveal the extent to British artists. He is also...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Multichannel Prehensions Ian Bourland John Akomfrah, still frame from Vertigo Sea, 2015. Multichannel video. Courtesy Lisson Gallery. © Smoking Dogs Films Bourland Nka 129 A s of 2018, four broad moments within the history of black British art might be charted: 1) a nascent history, in which artists...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of John Cage, and black British female performers who disrupt our expecta- tions of the relationships among word, image, and sound. Like the stuttering black bartender in Blonde Venus, these dissonant divas reclaim inarticulacy and nonsense to assert other histories and experi- ences...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain, art historian Kobena Mercer puts forward a challenge.1 He calls for art- ists, curators, and critics to begin the long, overdue process of constructing an art history that maps the dialogues and developments of black British art onto broader stories...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., 2004). 41 Mercer, Then and Now. 42 Pratibha Parmar, Black Feminism: The Politics of Articu- lation, in Identity: Community, Culture, Difference, ed. Jonathan Rutherford (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1990), 116. Donald Rodney self-portraiture black British art history Rasheed Araeen...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the 1980s in Britain, particularly in the earlier periods, works produced by black British artists centered on responses to so- cial narratives commenting on invisibility, personal histories (as related to the British slave trade and its abolition), societal injustices, and identity politics. Prominent...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 40–45.
Published: 01 May 1999
... art establishment, and to suggest that government sponsorship of Black British art was not only no longer necessary, but that it was also counter-productive. To them this meant that the Black British art of the 1980s was being relegated to what was now largely perceived as the garbage heap...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the accounts by seventeenth-century British officials ambiguous notions of masculinity and femininity, on their transactions between the Maroons. The varying societal representations of black Caribbean Jamaican Maroons were communities of enslaved female bodies, the artist’s strong knowledge of art...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Anjalie Dalal-Clayton The British artist Sonia Boyce was a central figure in the British Black Arts Movement and has in recent years achieved widespread critical acclaim within the field of British art. Although she is now known for her performative and collaborative approach to art making, she...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
... an increasingly violent London. It is through this violence that he discovers his black- ness, and his masculinity. Espert Nka 45 Horace Ové, film still from Pressure, 1975. Colin and Sister Louise. © British Film Institute Journal of Contemporary African Art 47 November 202046 Nka Ové, a Trinidad-born...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... into Textiles (1953). Williams, however, is absent from canonical his- tories of British modern art.4 The histories of black British artists in postwar Britain is an understudied, yet critical, period for comprehending their signifi- cance on the construction of the avant-garde. My objective in this article...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Diaspora,” 3. media assemblages, see Celeste-Marie Bernier, Stick to the Skin: 35 Ibid. Representing the Body, Memory, and History in Fifty Years of African 36 Quoted in Menezes, “Retelling History,” n.p. American and Black British Art (1965–2015) (Berkeley: University 37 Ibid.; Donkor, interview...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 38–45.
Published: 01 May 2004
... and machine culture. The Last Angel of History, 1995, BAFC Films Notes 1 Kobena Mercer, "Ethnicity and Internationality: New British Art...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 120.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... But all theories, including her own, implicit in this formulation of bear critique undermines the black British art was the notion...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 138–142.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Faridah Folawiyo folawiyofaridah@gmail.com © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 REVIEWS LIFE BETWEEN ISLANDS: CARIBBEAN-BRITISH ART 1950s NOW TATE BRITAIN DECEMBER 1, 2021 APRIL 3, 2022 The exhibition s title suggests that it will focus on the Atlantic, the body of water that separates...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., Black Beauty: A History and a Celebration (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2000), 76–79. Also see the “Collections” issue of British Vogue 123, March 1966. 11 Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye (1928; repr. New York: Penguin, 1983). For related discussions on the importance of the eye...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 60–63.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Claire Tancons Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 CHRIS OFIU'S WITHIN REACH 'Afro Kaleidoscope' 2002 (detail), 2003. Glass and steel. Installation at British Pavilion, 50 Venice Biennale, 2003. Courtesy...