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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 152–157.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Kami Gahiga kami@gahiga.art Copyright © 2023 by Nka Publications 2023 REVIEW YAW OWUSU In the Cool of Day EFIE GALLERY, DUBAI, UAE OCTOBER DECEMBER 2022 In vain your bangles cast Charmed circles at my feet I am Abiku, calling for the first And repeated time. Must I weep for goats...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 96–110.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in a rare interview of 1990, [a]s head around this arrangement and to forget that Los an artist I am not aligned with the collectors or the Angeles s skid row, with its disproportionate num- dealers or the museums; I see them all as frauds. 19 bers of Black Angelenos, who labor to survive every day...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 64–76.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Fabiana Lopes When artist Oscar Murillo arrived in Rio de Janeiro in September 2014 for his ten-day residency program during ArtRio, he was unsettled by the “quasicolonial” environment he encountered. Adopting a strategy both to survive and challenge the environment, Murillo put on a white jumpsuit...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 100–111.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Karen E. Milbourne The exhibition Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa opened at the National Museum of African Art and Enid A. Haupt Garden, Smithsonian Institution, on Earth Day (April 22) 2013 and has been extended through February 23, 2014. Curator Karen E...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 62–69.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Ian Merkel This article is a critical reading of the Franco-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb’s films and their reception in France, Algeria, and the United States. Whereas Days of Glory , which deals with African soldiers who fought on behalf of France in World War II, was praised for its...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Conversely, Daniele Tamagni’s Gentlemen of Bacongo documents the lives of a different kind of elite, the sapeurs of Congo-Brazzaville, whose devotion to European bespoke suits creates a stark contrast to their modest day-to-day reality. These and other participating artists including Viviane Sassen, Zanele...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
... black community. His deliberate choice to steer from an “uplift” aesthetic ignited a debate that continues to the present day. I argue that Ové’s observational style in the film attempts to picture the public and the inner lives of black Britain. Ultimately, it shows that the call for equity...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
... mother made during his childhood in the hopes of striking it rich on the Home Shopping Network. This article focuses on an early work, The Country Ball (2012), an animated video that brings together archival footage from Satterwhite’s family at a 1989 Mother’s Day cookout alongside his mother’s drawings...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 22–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
... career, accompanied by a select number of images of his oeuvre from his early days in his native Alexandria to his sojourns in Baghdad and Cairo, and his current practice in New York City, where he has been living since 1974. It also offers a glimpse, in image and in text, of his diverse corpus...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Chika Okeke-Agulu In February 2020, the author spent a day with Penny Siopis in her studio at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, to discuss the artist’s new ink and wood-glue paintings, which she adopted in 2008 as her primary painting medium. This new direction is quite...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and classicist origins of Egyptian modern art. Second, an examination of the Long Live Degenerate Art manifesto explicates the complexity of the group’s ideology in its early days. Third, Kamel Telmisany’s (1915–72) shift from expressionist painter and draftsman to realist filmmaker signals how aesthetics...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., between Miles Davis’s music and Stuart Hall’s work, what does emerge through The Stuart Hall Projec t is a glimpse into the soulfulness of Stuart Hall’s thinking. Stuart Hall’s work has shown itself to be ceaselessly inventive, always in search of the conceptual answers to the political demands of the day...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 192–197.
Published: 01 November 2017
... functions as part of Attia’s productive interrogation of the West’s cultural amnesia, particularly with regard to the mechanisms and atrocities of its colonial past and the ramifications of these actions on the present day. Beyond exploring the psychology and politics of repair through works...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 184–193.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Robert Wade In the spring of 1969, Robert Wade applied for a passport, sold his household possessions, and purchased a ninety-day Eurail pass and a one-way ticket to Copenhagen, Denmark, departing June 1969. Within a few weeks of arrival, at Copenhagen’s Drop Inn restaurant and live-music venue, he...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and articulation of black masculinity. For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, the black dandy’s look is highly tailored. He is a rebel—a modern-day representation of the African trickster. His style and identity generally contradict the stereotypes, boxes, categories, and ideas that a society has about him...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... perspectives on the production and skill of black self-representation, desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the nineteenth century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archive. Drawing on the ideas and works of leading and emerging writers of our time while including the discussions...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 4–19.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Manthia Diawara In 2009, equipped with a camera, Manthia Diawara followed Édouard Glissant on the Queen Mary II in a transatlantic journey from South Hampton, United Kingdom, to Brooklyn, New York. This extraordinary voyage, six days and five nights, resulted in an intellectual biography in which...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 78–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... between Africa and Europe, an interconnected history that remains an integral component of modern-day globalization. This essay considers the historical significance and legacy of this exhibition as well as the extensive accompanying catalogue and concludes that the challenging questions posed by Who...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 52–54.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on the second day of the conference. Corbett and Lewis address the structures of improvisational jazz as well as forms of musical pedagogy and organization, in discussing the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Afrofuturist discourse, and the legacy of Sun Ra. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 question-and-answer session from the second day of the conference engages...