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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 (2022) 2022 (51): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., activated by individual bass-clef musicians who together form a dispersed orchestra. Filmed in significant locations across New Orleans, Smith’s slow lurch sutures spaces that typically unyoke body from environment, architecture, or understanding by uniting her panoramic exploration with a five-note score...
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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 (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 (2020) 2020 (46): 62–71.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Manuela Ribeiro Sanches Cosmopolitanism has been invoked to stress the potential advantages of thinking beyond the nation with regard to human rights, diasporic or intellectual affinities, as well as other forms of affiliation. However, nationalism does not have to amount to a mere manifestation...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 94–113.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., conferences, exhibitions, and performances, uniting people and art forms and working beyond barriers. For two full weekends the event hosted numerous concerts by renowned stars such as Vieux Farka Touré, Sékouba Bambino, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Amadou and Mariam, Fousco and Djènèba, Master Soumy, Tab B., Calibre...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 184–191.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... As such, and rather than using a typically grand anticolonial metanarrative, the film favors the depiction of multiple surrealist proliferations of difference, juxtapositions, dislocation, and distortions seen not as embodiments of a single truth but rather as energized political and aesthetic forms of a collective...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 192–201.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., the Martiniquan publication wholeheartedly embraced the communist Third International organization and the universal application of Marx’s dialectical materialism, and associated surrealism with a form of human expression rather than with a radical revolution of the mind. Nevertheless, the Martiniquans embrace...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 22–33.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to his experiences in Uganda and, more broadly, the hybrid technological and natural quality of his forms resonant with many global anxieties about the current changes going on in the world. This article examines how Waswad’s exploration of new avenues for evolution asks us to consider the wider impacts...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Peter Erickson This article traces the poetic and artistic evocations of Billie Holiday’s performance of “Strange Fruit” through cross-media strands linking Michael S. Harper, Rita Dove, and Glenn Ligon. Taken together, the work of these three black artists forms a network of memorials that act...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Anne Anlin Cheng Can we think of racialized skin as dress, as a form of fashion-consciousness? Instead of seeing this question as trivializing the history of denigrating corporeality attached to the raced subject, through a reading of Josephine Baker this paper argues for the importance...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Anna Arabindan-Kesson This article explores the uses of portraiture by artists Barkley L. Hendricks and Elizabeth Colomba. First, it examines the ways both artists refigure canonical forms of the genre differently to evoke an understanding of black interiority through the stylization, fashioning...