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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 100–107.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Catherine Bernard This essay analyzes the work of a contemporary black artist who reinvents the human body, searching for its limits in works that transform and recycle materials and concepts while challenging viewers’ perceptions. As a link between conceptual art, arte povera , and postmodern...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
... forms of com- and-­true genealogies of conceptual, performative, munitarian identity are increasingly frayed and to and political art. Indeed, the reframing of such gene- model possibilities for the development of new forms alogies is arguably more important than ever in light of black art and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 8–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... textualization of gesture and process . This antitext struggle is brought into close relation with the often unrecognized conceptual art movement at the core of the Black Arts movement. The AfriCOBRA tenet of “mimesis at mid-point” leads the author to a reconsideration of the explicit theorizing, during this...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 264–281.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Lydie Diakhaté This article aims to introduce Melvin Edwards’s career and explore, through his work in public art, his ongoing dialogue between his global black consciousness and conceptual art. Edwards is a pioneer and prominent artist in the history of contemporary African American art and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2012
... waves of conceptual art. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Melvin Edwards in Conversation with Manthia Diawara and Lydie Diakhaté Journal of Contemporary African Art • 30...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... wearing skin-colored lederhosen. This would later inspire the use of nearly lost images of nineteenth-century black Germans rendered as cyanotypes in Prussian blue. Désert’s work progressively distanced itself from the use of his own body; for example, he hired a (white) actor to impersonate him as an art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... linked by a common investigation of ontological distances between Western and sub-Saharan societies and ways of exploring and conceptualizing these differences. Aesthetics and identity, heritage and museum-based practices, reappropriation and categorization are devices used to critically approach these...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 108–111.
Published: 01 June 2017
...- ed whole, marked bythe requisite com- processes as an independent, integrat- front Yorùbá lifeand itsintellectual equivalencism byforcing ustocon- for the equivalent inYorùbá. universal concept of art,and then look of artinsay, Italy, mistake itfor the would take the conceptual framework...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... interpreting art by diasporic communities and, ultimately, expose the complicated nature of expressing and recognizing racial difference in American identity. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 African diaspora African art history Houston Conwill conceptualism identity FEEDBACK Between...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 116–118.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., institu conceptualism, with dialogues constructive their unpacks he versatility, protagonists’ his Proving movements. artistic ous vari within dynamics racialized veil un and categories racial exceed once at that means through art postmodern advanced have they how shows...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... conceptual framework alongside tant for our purposes here, provided African artists/ those of other major installation artists? These intellectuals with ammunition that expanded the artists emerged from multiple historical and cul- arsenal of European-­focused art study.19 However...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
... photographs reflects on Davis’s relations to fashion and death. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013 PHOTOGRAPHING MILES DAVIS Anthony Barboza With an Introduction by Barry Maxwell Journal of Contemporary African Art • 32 • Spring 2013...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... work of electronic about allowing your observation to just be an observation art. Visually the work is highly celebratory, yet conceptually and realizing that there is vitality and strength in that disen- there is a darker subtext that permeates the work. How do chanted observation. The...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Atlantic, Lovell’s work is both rooted and expansive. Perhaps no other exhibition of Lovell’s recent work has linked “home” and “away” so clearly as Kith and Kin. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 Whitfield Lovell Autour Du Monde...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
... named af- tional ethnocentrism. Solutions were that even though black art devel- ter Martin Luther King Jr. and made inadequate. MoMA fumbled some of its oped conceptually toward the end of vigorous steps toward representing objectives by neither arriving at nor the 1960s, no unanimous...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
... diasporic visage at a time of European American aesthetic hegemony in high fashion and limited opportunities for black visibility in the mass media. This article tracks the conceptualization of Charlotte March’s singular portrait of Donyale Luna, putting it in its broader historical context and, relatedly...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 122–125.
Published: 01 November 2010
... provided both a vehicle for the artist’s most visually stunning works and a panoptical framework, illuminating the aesthetic and underlying conceptual affinities that subtly bind together the artist’s discrete endeavors. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 36–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
... artist’s work leverages the expressionist possibilities of identity, figuration, and history on the abstract legacies of linguistic conceptualism. A continuous examination of representation grounded in the implacably figural substrate of race, gender, sexuality, and history, Ligon’s art highlights...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 100–105.
Published: 01 May 2001
... pop art, Fluxus, 102-Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art minimal, and conceptual art has had little or no impact in Cameroon. Here the difference between the internation• al scene and that in Cameroon becomes clear: the international scene is dominated with conceptual art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 24–27.
Published: 01 November 1996
... Ethiopian and genres. Today, Atnafu is a truly cos• embrace the installation and conceptual amulets to Hallmark greeting cards, mopolitan artist speaking to a universal art genre, becoming as she herself says, mounted on a huge, predominantly blue...