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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 4–19.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Brazilians, Antilleans, Caribbeans, was formed have for the theoreticians of the Black Atlantic, I don’t agree on the basis of a mixed reality, or a will toward that real- with their thesis. ity. You can’t say that the Caribbean is not mestizo. What’s...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 with...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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, and...
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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 November 2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Power era by redeploying them in experimental film and digital formats. Often highly didactic and formulaic in their original form, the Black Panther Party’s imagery of guns, fists, and men in militarized formations contested prevailing notions of race, power, and masculinity. Similarly, groups like the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2011
... live. This review suggests that Pope.L’s heterogeneous practice, which includes painting, collage, performance, video, and text excerpts, employs an allegorical mode of seeing in which fragmentary objects, particularly commodity forms, are depleted of their original meanings and associated with...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 118–127.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Women Artists: 1971 , the first show of professional black women artists, was launched at the Acts of Art Gallery. The fourteen participants went on to form an artists’ collective of the same name. The group eventually became a real sisterhood, working together on common aesthetic ideals and developing...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Zimbabwean and Mozambican migrants who trek between hostels seeking better-paying jobs in South Africa. Hope Chest continues the concept of an absent presence by capturing the relationships women form with the chests and goods given to them as brides. In The Brave Ones Mthethwa uses his signature...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... professional development contextualizes the works. In addition, a comparison of Evans’s work with the well-known oeuvre of Kara Walker highlights striking thematic differences despite intriguing similarities in both form and subject and demonstrates each artist’s unique talents in the medium of cut paper...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) as an example of how collaboratives created by cultural practitioners of African descent have promulgated new perceptions, understandings, and forms of practice. From the context of experimental music, the article explores improvisation, concepts of phantasm and...
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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 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 Is...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 of...