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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Los Angeles pushed the parameters of consciously black art by offering a fundamental reevaluation of the meaning art could have in black lives. Much like avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists developed a unique mixed-media language that combined themes of political insurgency, communitarian...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in a way that forecloses singular, fixed interpretations; and depicts two young women who illustrate the potential for body and machine to merge in opposition to masculinist state power. Bekolo combines the oppositional postmodern thought of the cyborg with critical issues of gender, corruption, and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 92–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Pep Subirós The exhibition Jane Alexander: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope) was presented by the Museum for African Art in collaboration with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City from April to July 2013. Through combinations of sculpted figures, tableaux, installations, and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 64–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... associations. Excess ultimately arises from complexity, as hybrid art forms are created from the combination of media and content found within the art work. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 abject Baroque body politics Cohen Steven contemporary South African art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., history, and personal experience, seamlessly brought together in multimedia works that reveal how electronic media shapes identity and perception. Eshetu’s work stems from the combined sensibilities of filmmaker, photographer, documentarian, and sound artist. His thoughts and reflections about art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 66–73.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Cauleen Smith From “Black Collectivities: A Conference,” held May 3–4, 2013, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator. This article combines remarks and images offered at the conference in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 158–161.
Published: 01 November 2012
... combination of cynicism, nostalgia, even sadness. The politics and the politically oriented art of the twentieth century recall utopian hopes that ended in dashed expectations. Yet art that speaks the language of the twentieth-century insurgent Left also recalls the brutality attributed to those struggles...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., overlapped, and intertwined. The result is a complex structure of stories that exists between past and present, combines shared histories with personal stories, and ranges from the highly visual to the completely invisible. Throughout the exhibition past and present are in constant ebb and flow, as...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of sculpture that speaks of a cosmopolitan vision in which several traditions collide to create a new visual language combining African-derived forms with a minimalist aesthetic. The new works and the archival material included in the retrospective exhibition Amir Nour: Brevity Is the Soul of Wit...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., the Americans triumph in large part is because of the black models that sashayed the runway, moving like dancers with the instincts of soldiers. That combination mesmerized and blew away the French. Those models included Pat Cleveland, Bethann Hardisan, Billie Blair, Alva Chin, Charlene Dash, Norman...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... installations and tableaux, combinations of superb charcoal and Conté crayon drawings, on weathered wooden planks or cream paper, and found objects. As an artist who draws inspiration from history and the material culture of a bygone era, Lovell doesn’t set out to teach us history, but the subjects and objects...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 60–69.
Published: 01 May 2010
... custom, and the aftermath of human migration combine across the arc of his production to present a dystopic picture of globalization that critiques both postcolonial theories of hybridity and the cultural and architectural homogenization against which they were originally formulated. Crucially, this...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... sculpture combines vernacular North Carolina African American art California artists Los Angeles black artists Watts Tower REFLECTIONS ON JOHN OUTTERBRIDGE Deep within the spirit and flesh of my being, the fretting breath of ancestors guides the burning faith. Sacred are the visions...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2000) 2000 (11-12): 19–23.
Published: 01 May 2000
... unrelated pieces and installations, refusing both yet operating between them through temporary and meaningful collusions. While they function as discrete proposals, combined, the works open up a performative space of inquiry into the mythic constructs of modernist painting and the black body. Most of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
... urbanity, often second albums as a combination of three suites worn when stepping out, and recognized globally inspired by Fritz Lang’s iconic film Metropolis (1927); as “elegant,” the tuxedo conveys cosmopolitan- in addition, Monáe’s second album, The ArchAndroid ism.8 According to legend, it...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the title of Women the under published originally these images were attire; “traditional” nu sub- enous indig of postcards with women black of images pornographic combining by...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 68.
Published: 01 November 1996
... by Kay Hassan included in the out of South Africa, yet the show show are wall mounted construc• lacks a degree of cohesiveness tions combining elements of that would otherwise give...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 71.
Published: 01 May 1999
..., Situated adjacent to the burn• has created a body of work that not tation energized by the power of and flowers combine with the visu• ing church piece is the sculptural only exemplifies hermastery of me• the spirit to rejuvenate and trans• als and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 132–133.
Published: 01 May 2007
... not only her native audience's unconscious to rationalize tion. This is not to suggest that the Nigeria, but in the United States as the dismembered combinations and bodies Mutu depicts are Mutu herself, well. There are those among the...