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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Romi Crawford Romi Crawford explores the affective bonds that ensue from scenes of collective black consciousness. She launches her article on the premise that each event has unique and complicated pre-stories that are harder to get to, but awareness of which helps in better understanding both the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 82–89.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi This essay reviews the twelfth iteration of the Sharjah Biennial, 2015, a major event in the international art calendar and the most significant fulcrum of cultural and artistic activities in the Middle East and North Africa. I examine how curator Eungie Joo articulated...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 24–37.
Published: 01 May 2019
... dedicated to preserving and witnessing political and social injustice as well as critiquing apartheid-era censorship and systematic erasure of evidence. Msezane’s embodied rebuttal to colonial and patriarchal figurations of power proffers an alternative vision of the event in which new subjectivities appear...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Chanda Laine Carey This essay closely surveys Jack Whitten’s 2014 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. An emphasis on the aesthetics of gestural abstraction informs Whitten’s work of the last five decades, resulting in a body of work that pushes through historical events and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 76–87.
Published: 01 May 2015
... representative on a national pavilion. It also examines some of the curatorial choices made in the presentation of Basiony’s work. It argues that the emphasis on the artist’s martyrdom throughout the exhibition restricts our reading of his work to the tragic events leading to his untimely death. This article...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 58–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Pamela Allara In the installation of twenty-five drawings on exposed photographic paper made between 2005 and 2008 Paul Emmanuel explores the ritual events that construct masculinity and, in his words, “help to form and perpetuate identities and belief systems throughout history.” Although the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... college students from African and Caribbean nations who were in residence on the campus. Historical events that led to the opening of the gallery are woven into the text. Founded during the growth of the Black Arts movement, the Brockman Gallery provided early exposure to a number of artists who are today...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 166–175.
Published: 01 November 2017
... displays in town). The curators invited a number of established artists from Brazil and Europe. Nevertheless, Luntumbue made it his mission to anchor the event in the complex reality of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to take the people of Lubumbashi as his primary audience. He speaks about how...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 176–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “meteoric realities,” which served as the curatorial rationale for the event. The review studies how the organizers wrestled creatively with the challenges of infrastructure, which bedevil most sub-Saharan biennales. They hosted a significant program of films, encouraged works developed on site, and adopted...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 74–94.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Barbara Murray In 1962, African and international delegates met in Africa for the First International Congress of African Culture. This little-known event showcased the superb aesthetics and power of both classic and contemporary African arts, refuted bias and misrepresentations, and demonstrated...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... seventy countries, including the North African delegations absent from the Senegalese event. The aims of the festival were “to revive and promote Black and African values and civilization; to illustrate the contributions that Black and African peoples have made to the universal currents of thoughts and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 196–210.
Published: 01 November 2018
... one had a different relationship with SASO, which commissioned artists to perform, read, and display their work at cultural events it sponsored. SASO and BC’s other parent organization, the Black Peoples’ Convention, both financed artist-directed projects and critically reviewed and reproduced works...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 190–191.
Published: 01 May 2008
... from the event, it mer colonial outpost can reorient itself CAPE '07 was left to an intrepid and committed to its African counterparts rather than group to pull the event...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1998) 1998 (8): 9.
Published: 01 May 1998
... events of 1997, receiving rave reviews in some of the most influential art magazines around the world from Art in America to Atiantica, and earning its artistic director the prestigious, $50,000 Norton Family Foundation curators award. The disapproving responses thatinitially met Documenta X and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2003) 2003 (18): 22–27.
Published: 01 May 2003
... versus global, what role cul• introductory essay. "But what reasons could justify regularly tural contradictions have to play in contemporary art, and holding a major artistic event such as Dak'Art in a country with whether a harmonious and neatly packaged whole is...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2000) 2000 (11-12): 96–98.
Published: 01 May 2000
... academic and market interests. Under Fabian's aegis, Matula pursued an ambitious proj• ect to produce a cycle of paintings, chronicling the key events of modern Congolese history, some of which were featured within the show. The repertoire of these works moved well beyond the array of stories sold to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1998) 1998 (8): 24–27.
Published: 01 May 1998
... exchanges between artists from ation of the Dakar Biennale are embedded events, etc. Africa and their counterparts from the rest in the logic of Senegalese cultural politics. From this point of view, the institution of the world, its mission to provide a forum...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2000) 2000 (11-12): 72–79.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Michael Godby n 1988, that is shortly before all political prisoners were released munity led to competing claims to its use. In the event, no less than in South Africa, and the African National Congress [ANC] and three re-enactments of The Great Trek were staged. At the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 104–113.
Published: 01 May 2008
... discursive platform. Its singular exhibiting contemporary art by African practi• focus on exhibiting the work of African and Diaspora artists relates to both the event's history tioners in Africa.1 Held in Senegal's capital city of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of glowing white paint. In all, these taposition of the two iconic hand gestures suggests works give the impression of a struggle between an a historical, and perhaps even ideological, connec- inchoate yet assertive whiteness bent on erasing the tion between the events with which both are associ...