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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... graphies of Uneven Exchange The Fluidity of Sculptural Form El Anatsui...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... history of collectivism by distinguishing between two root forms, one derived from formal enfranchisement of political life and the state and the other from the laissez-faire informality of economic life and the market. While we are very aware of the social and political costs associated...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 64–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... associations. Excess ultimately arises from complexity, as hybrid art forms are created from the combination of media and content found within the art work. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 abject Baroque body politics Cohen Steven contemporary South African art...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 4–19.
Published: 01 May 2011
... that movement is like Négritude: it has some real justifications, the “archipelagization” of the deportation of the Africans is namely, that a large number of the African population, in a reality, a precious one. That is why, for all the esteem I particular the Brazilians, Antilleans, Caribbeans, was formed...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
... considers how portrait photography was not an expression of a local modernity, in the way the concept is narrated in established studies of the cultural dimensions of globalization, but was an expression of the in-between. This can be described as a form of cosmopolitanism or creolization, depending...
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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 (2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Chris Spring The Ens Project ’s temporary website (theensproject.net/_html) states that “Asemota has been evolving The Ens Project since spring 2005. The project’s formative and creative impetus are ancient and contemporary Nigeria’s Edo peoples of Benin, their rich tradition of art and ceremony...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of African, Caribbean, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent, and there is still no cure for it. It is a “black” disease that raises polemics of care toward black bodies and the invisibility of sufferers within the wider medical discourse. Rodney’s works form a compelling case...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 62–69.
Published: 01 May 2013
... realism, Outside the Law , taking the form of a gangster film, failed to garner the label of authenticity in its treatment of the Algerian War of Independence. By analyzing the shift from Day of Glory to Outside the Law in the filmic language that characterizes Bouchareb’s style, and the public response...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Bill Gaskins Anthony Barboza’s professional career began in in 1968 after he completed a tour of duty in the United States Navy, where he worked as a photojournalist. When he became a member of the legendary Kamoinge Workshop, formed in 1963 to address the under-representation of black...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 90–93.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Sonya Clark The Hair Craft Project is an exercise in socially engaged art practices, based on the premise that hairdressing is the primordial textile art form. Sonya Clark, artist and project director, sought to bridge multiple communities: African American hair salons; students, faculty...
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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 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
... paintings, and public installations co-opt the linguistic forms and pictorial metaphors of poster-strewn urban sidewalks. Deriving from the noble visions of John Muafangejo’s politically charged linocuts, Platter’s satirical drawings make textual references to familiar street advertisements bearing...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... for examples of the reemergence of these forms into contemporary artistic practices with inspiration in Caribbean and African American public performance tradition. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 TAKING it to the STREETS Lorraine O’Grady, Art...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... collectivity. Often the instances of black collectivity it maps are physically grounded in a prime setting, such as “the corner” and “the block,” pointing to the possibility of new forms and formations that allow for conscious placing, burrowing, and settling. The work of Theaster Gates serves as a point...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 110–115.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Sunanda K. Sanyal Susan Mullin Vogel’s El Anatsui: Art and Life examines the artist’s recent studio practice and the bottle-top tapestries that have won him international acclaim. Vogel’s meticulous investigation of Anatsui’s experiment with medium and process and his commitment to nonfixed forms...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Peter Erickson The large scale of the paintings and the intensity of the blue ocean color of Voyager , Baptist , and Plunge , as well as of Gulf Stream , form the central visual core of this exhibition, with its varied, repeated, powerful evocations of the Middle Passage. In a dark, smaller...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and resultant flat style. The artist’s first retrospective offered a chance to consider these and other issues regarding form and content in his oeuvre thus far; this critique suggests that, while still developing, his pattern-heavy painting especially reveals commitment to exuberant opticality as well...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... superseded its materiality and form and in every sense transcended linear time. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 Caribbean art Henry Christophe Haitian portraiture Richard Evans decolonization ...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2019
... history,” a form of visual genealogy Akomfrah calls “an essay” that is suited to a landscape in which fixed temporal or spatial narratives are no longer adequate. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 John Akomfrah Lisson Gallery diaspora Anthropocene Black Audio Film Collective Journal...