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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 52–54.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 90–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the second day of the conference. They discuss the evolution of Gates’s artistic production and their own emergent collaborative relationship in considering how cultural and spatial practices enable the creation of new sites of black collective endeavor. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 98–108.
Published: 01 May 2014
... is looking forward—opens and closes with large-scale recent work, including the epic drawing The Day of Judgement ( 2010) and intricate depictions of flamenco dancers. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 Feature review “Being in now” Ibrahim El-Salahi...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of the day, deft and subtle in its ability to address the difficulties of dislocation, deracination, and out-of-placeness that is the everyday lived reality of the diaspora. Akomfrah draws us into Hall’s life through Davis’s discography. We are invited to access Hall, not only through his work, his...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... cutting-edge 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 such as the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 126.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Tonie Okpe Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 Okpe, all lecturers at the famous tions. The freedom to experiment Day. Known painters like Lara Memoires de I'after shave art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1998) 1998 (8): 65.
Published: 01 May 1998
... to look elsewhere; to Manthia face and unto a support. day who shoots six roles of film in or• the sophisticated gadgetry that was...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 76–87.
Published: 01 May 2015
... go down again tomorrow. If they want war, we want peace. I am just trying to regain some of my nation’s dignity.”2 At around seven o’clock in the eve- ning of the day...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
... imagined I would get an opportunity to shoot him, that he had a hairdresser there whom I knew, by the but one day Essence magazine called. They wanted name of Finney, who was credited for popularizing me to do a spread on him and his fashion. the style of cornrowing to the United States from I...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2002
... During the days of the non-res• [some in water - using canoes - enhanced the works purposefully initiator of the project Theodore idential symposium, rather than and others on land] in a team to...