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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 44 in., framed. Courtesy the artist Watts Nka • 217 photography documentation France black people cultural connection Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
... primarily by social, cultural, economic, and politi- cal streams, but rather if at all mainly through telematic networks. Telecommunication connects as Guy Debord wrote in his La société du spectacle (Society of the Spectacle) (1967) but it can only connect what has been separated before and is sepa- rated...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as a collection of case studies of writers and filmmakers, and while each chapter focuses on a specific cultural producer, Adesokan builds connections between his figures of analysis across time and space. Adesokan offers a successful, rigorous example of a project that demonstrates the political urgency...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 90–93.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The Hair Craft Project is innovative in its methods of attracting, building, and bridging audiences while supporting and acknowledging the parallel skills of artists and hairstylists. Through this art form, the project connected cultures, class, and race in Richmond, Virginia, a city with a history...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of extraordinary incidents in the life of the photograph and its reception. These incidents reveal how photographic representations of expressive black culture and people are often received and interpreted by viewers across the lines of race and class in problematic ways. The essay also connects the reception...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 48–60.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Elizabeth W. Giorgis Ethiopian artist Dawit Abebe’s Jerba paintings were first exhibited in Addis Ababa in 2015. Jerba , a word that means “back” or “background,” is a series of mixed media and acrylic paintings concerned with historical memory and the political and cultural accounts attending...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and periods. Resnais’s and Marker’s film coincided with the emergence of anticolonial culture and consciousness, which hinged on the African self-narrative and activist movements connected to the Parisian publishing house Présence Africaine . Attia’s work situates us in an indefinite period between World War...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 84–89.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jeff R. Donaldson Since its beginning in 1969 in Chicago, AfriCOBRA has espoused an Afrocentric aesthetic vision. At the same time, it has deemed demeaning any art that posits African peoples as hapless victims, and therefore it has sought to produce a celebratory art—one that reflects cultural...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2023
... paint. Unlike other contemporaneous painters in Morocco, however, who were interested in postcolonial claims of local identity expressed through direct connections between their shapes or abstractions and traditional visual culture or Islamic art, Gharbaoui s work is more elusive. Many critics have...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 126–136.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Salcedo, and Ibrahim Mahama, who come from different historical, cultural, and political trajectories but whose multiple articulations are shared and connected to transnational commonalities such as the colonial project and movements of decolonization, along with decolonization s multiple, incomplete...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 106–115.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that is made to connect to a specific cultural referent that is a core characteristic of Edwards s oeuvre. As many art historians and critics have observed, Edwards s abstraction allows for his works to make expansive connections reflective of the global diasporic community that he has fostered and the Black...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 48–63.
Published: 01 May 2022
... remains hugely important, activating a complex web of historical and cultural connections across the African diaspora. Second, although Biggers s images of Africa were steeped in pictorial realism, they harbor a deeply allegorical impulse pertaining to diasporic history, identity, and representation...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 34–46.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in Africa. The figuring of Maudelle as a new, skin."50 But Maudelle was no more purely black than sand is purely white, and he was somewhat modern black woman—strong, independent, and disappointed with the resulting images. Likely culturally connected to her African origins— made...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in their in- plays in African cultures. The curators ing Africans in Western clothes are troductory text the connections be- unfolded Manchester’s rich textile his- suspended upside down; steel cages tween the West African countries and tory by having on view different tex- in the shape of diamonds and see...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 103.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Dina Ramadan Copyright © 2003 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2003 Dahab, has been anxious to insti• was one of the most engaging Maamoun creates a sense of REMOTE CONNECTION gate...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... propose that this collusion between African art history and American art can be conceived of as feedback: a resonant discursive loop that connects American art and African art, diasporic art production and its interpretation, and identity production and recognition. By exploring the work of contemporary...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2003
...• water. The footsteps destroying the reflected portraits are of mentaries on Cairene contemporary culture. Much of Baladi's course viscerally connected to the viewer, who is standing above work is inspired by or feature photographic material from her a pool of water...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 144–148.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jareh Das; Cindy Sissokho Cindy@nae.org.uk © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 REVIEWS BODY VESSEL CLAY: BLACK WOMEN, CERAMICS AND CONTEMPORARY ART TWO TEMPLE PLACE, LONDON JANUARY 29 APRIL 24, 2022 We have learned to defy our sense of time to shift, to work from and rebuild past cultural...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 100–107.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... despair; all this stuff is not in your face, it is very simple.” These very simple objects speak of food and African Connections nourishment and belong to cultures of Africa, Asia, In an exhibition at the Wallace Gallery in 2007...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to the continent—John Biggers, Mand Its Diaspora symposium, organized by Amelia Jacob Lawrence, Melvin Edwards, for example—for Goerlitz for the Smithsonian American Art Museum firsthand encounters with its peoples, cultures, and in Washington, DC (October 4–5, 2013). That sym- arts, the experience yielded...