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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 34–47.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Peter Erickson William Kentridge’s 9 Drawings for Projection present white characters in the context of apartheid caught between guilt and redemption, with special attention to the intermediate terrain. Felix in Exile , the fifth film, suggests that the dismantling of the structures of white racism...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 66–71.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., and more recently in Berlin, Germany where he cur• rently lives, Rhode has been using the wall as a pri• mary medium for his ephemeral drawings and witty perform• ances. Standing as a support to his charcoal drawings, the wall also functions as a backdrop against which to stage...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Yvette Greslé The reviewer pays close attention to the conceptual strategies present in a new body of work by Phoebe Boswell. Produced for a solo exhibition in 2017 at Tiwani Contemporary, London, the work builds on the artist’s exploration of drawing, animation, and technology. The exhibition...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christina Knight Jacolby Satterwhite is known for creating virtual worlds that feature multiple avatars of himself voguing within densely rendered neon landscapes. He populates those landscapes with three-dimensional objects painstakingly traced in the animation program Maya from drawings that his...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... installations and tableaux, combinations of superb charcoal and Conté crayon drawings, on weathered wooden planks or cream paper, and found objects. As an artist who draws inspiration from history and the material culture of a bygone era, Lovell doesn’t set out to teach us history, but the subjects and objects...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 60–73.
Published: 01 November 2017
... hundreds of sketches that he estimated were crucial for his later paintings. This article analyzes Twombly’s North African sketchbooks, a group of drawings in crayon and pencil on typewriter paper that was produced after the artist had returned to Rome and while he investigated African art and culture...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 42–53.
Published: 01 November 2014
... first survey in the United States, the most comprehensive and innovative show yet for this internationally renowned, multidisciplinary artist. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey presented more than fifty works from the mid-1990s to the present, including collage, drawing, sculpture, installation...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., 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 writings...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 28–43.
Published: 01 June 2017
... or the repressed through a cross-disciplinary pursuit that draws from social, psychological, political, and cultural orientations, broadening and interweaving perspectives on how sound marks collective experience and affects our collective consciousness. In this interview, which spans across the last twenty years...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... pointing toward the possibility of reinventing alternative relations with(in) the city. Drawing upon a theoretical framework indebted to postcolonial, diaspora, globalization, area, and urban studies, this essay also explores more or less acknowledged art historical affiliations of Chagas’s work...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Salah M. Hassan Over the span of more than fifty years, the Sudanese American and Chicago-based artist Amir Nour has created sculptures that reflect his remarkable ability to integrate methods, techniques, forms, and ideas that draw from his diverse experiences as a diasporic person. Nour was born...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 166–175.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Z. S. Strother Toma Muteba Luntumbue, the artistic director of the 4th Biennale of Lubumbashi (October 9 to November 8, 2015), speaks of his goals for the exhibition and his collaboration with cocurator Daniella Géo. Drawing on the “relation politics” of Edouard Glissant, he explains...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
... , but also the variety of art forms it encompasses, including performance, the spoken word, drawing, sculpture, film, and radio. It reaches backward and forward in history, exposing and questioning one of the most contentious collections in the museum, yet always with a deep humanity that acknowledges...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...) both draws on and critiques conventions of documentary photography. Containing appropriated archival photographs, her works are often interpreted as the artist subverting visual stereotypes of black people in order to commemorate their lives and experiences. The author explores the formal strategies...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... attention—the characteristic Africana colors draw the viewer in to further discover and investigate African American history. The colors, textures, subjects, and abstractions in Gatson’s work echo with celebrations of African American history and important icons. Odetta Holmes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
... artists. This article focuses on two specific exhibitions and artists: Eugene Palmer’s Didn’t It Rain (2018) and Barbara Walker’s Sub Urban: New Drawings (2015), both organized at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. The author stresses the contrasting relationship to photography that each...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in the early 1980s. Making Waves draws attention to a work by Araeen, For Oluwale , which commemorated the racist killing by police officers of David Oluwale, a Nigerian vagrant persecuted in Leeds, England, during the mid-1960s, leading to his death in 1969. While proposing a radical new timeline, the article...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... by the queen and the extension of membership in the Royal Academy to a handful. The article draws attention to the ways in which major London galleries such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Serpentine, and the Whitechapel have, over the course of the past two decades, hosted the first main-space solo...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 140–149.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., climactic in poignant, politically charged lithographs in a realist drawing style set in increasingly abstract environments. By then associated with the Black Arts Movement, he continued to recycle historical figures and references from his earliest work in the milieu of a Black Renaissance in Chicago...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and liberation is more than a matter of public protest dressed in the aesthetic of blaxploitation. My argument draws on scholarship by Kevin Quashie and Elizabeth Alexander to reveal the potential of the interior and the imagination in representations of Black Power. © 2020 by Nka Publications 2020...