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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 32 and Los Angeles’s African American Arts Community Carolyn Peter and Damon Willick Gallery 32 offered a space where people could express n late 1968 a very young Suzanne Jackson opened an independent voice in their work and not be an art...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Daniel Widener The visual arts played a critical role in the cultural awakening that began with the Second World War and flourished in the aftermath of the Watts riots. In searching for new means of expression rooted in and relevant to the communities from which they came, black artists based in...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tiffany M. Gill Perhaps no aspect of black women’s corporality is more contested and debated than their hair. Social-media personalities of the self-described natural-hair community mediate complex and often contentious conversations about black women’s bodies and lives in the twenty-first century...
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Nka (1997) 1997 (6-7): 32–33.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... at the City University of New York. Her publications Marx and Fanon’s concepts of classless idlers. Nicolas Sarkozy, include Requiem for Communism (2003), Beyond the French minister of the interior, called the rioters racaille, “rab- Militancy (2014), and articles for Critical...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2015
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... community could be observed as fact. The artist had neither seen nor experienced anything similar before arriving in the Caribbean, and so he recorded the visceral impact of the presence and demeanor of the mulatto woman. This image, therefore, represents a portrait of a soci- ety in its becoming...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
... expressionists the individual and individual experience was paramount, Lewis was concerned with the community and the communal. He desired to communicate with the viewer and persistently souGht to confiGure the most fittinG visual lanGuaGe for the Job. His lanGuaGe and approach to visual communication took from...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., connecting and dividing at the same time. The sea, however, does not connect in order to homogenize but rather creates distance as an important prerequisite for true communication, thus linking multiplicity in all its variety as a viable alternative to universalism. The author moves on to scrutinize the...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... effects that a strong black community and family had on two artist brothers, Alonzo and Dale Davis, enabling them to open the Brockman Gallery in Los Angeles in 1967. It contextualizes their young lives in Tuskegee, Alabama, where they were steeped in black history and culture and exposed to faculty and...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... explore new possibilities in their own artistic practices. Not only did such writings allow artists to explore (and re-create) new structures of meaning for their works, but also African art history provided viewers and intellectuals in the arts community with a guide for reading these complex works. I...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that community used the materials and ideas of the then-emergent post – abstract expressionist sensibility to shape a vital part of the Black Arts movement. In this review Geoffrey Jacques suggests how Now Dig This! can serve not only as a window into the particularities of the African American arts...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 90–93.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Sonya Clark The Hair Craft Project is an exercise in socially engaged art practices, based on the premise that hairdressing is the primordial textile art form. Sonya Clark, artist and project director, sought to bridge multiple communities: African American hair salons; students, faculty, and...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kimberli Gant This essay explores the photographic series Queen Nanny of the Maroons (2004–5) by artist Renée Cox. In the series Cox appropriates the eighteenth-century Jamaican folk hero Queen Nanny, leader of the Windward Maroon community, and brings her into the present. Very little is known...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... narratives of human experience. Evans’s silhouetted figures evoke racial and sexual stereotypes and thus powerfully communicate humanity’s historical tendency to categorize and prejudge. An investigation of how her early training, experiences abroad, and artist residencies specifically impacted her...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2014
... American community in ways that reflected and enacted larger societal institutional and political conceptions. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 COLLABORATIVE IMPROVISATION AS CRITICAL PEDAGOGY Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Amiri Baraka This essay outlines the development and activities of the Black Arts Repertory Theater/School. Its members set up classes on history, politics, and drama; hosted plays, poetry readings, and new music concerts; and stalked through the community preaching about Blackness. Despite its...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Salah M. Hassan In 1986 Gallery 1199 in New York and the Muse Community Museum in Brooklyn jointly organized a two-part exhibition for “Where We At” Black Women Artists, the collective of African American women artists. The exhibition was an initiative of “Where We At,” when its members decided to...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 72–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Edward S. Spriggs This essay documents how Edward S. Spriggs, early director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, built the museum’s artist-in-residence program with the idea of engaging the community by providing studios to artists in need of space and by creating a printmaking workshop. The essay also...