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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 194–495.
Published: 01 May 2008
... fully, "When I set out to write this Continuity and Change: brief essay about a time we Ethiopians Three Generations prefer to forget...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 64–81.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., where his family joined him, Pacha became an administrator for the national bank and director general of Cairo s waterworks, as well as an economic adviser to the State. In Cairo, the family moved to the elegant neighborhood of Zamalek, 10 Diacono Street, and then, in 1936, to Rod-el-Farag, on the banks...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that this paradox of prevailing racism and ignorance is one of the most challenging tasks for future black artists and academics. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 post-black Afropolitan temporalities generation Studio Museum in Harlem POST-POST- BLACK? Nana Adusei...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
...James Smalls This article constitutes part of my continuously evolving fascination and research into the life, legacy, and visual significance of Féral Benga (1906–57). It foregrounds, in particular, the critical discourses surrounding (Afro)modernism generated by his presence in, and influence...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 50–61.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the spectacle generated by the mass entertainment industry. Furthermore, the video prompts us to think in terms of racial difference: Breitz is the sole white presence in a cast of nonwhite actors, and she stands, literally, apart from them. But the metaleptic aspects of Extra ultimately remind us...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... challenges endured by generations of Black people in Britain, even as they have endured pronounced episodes of violence, at the hands of individuals as well as the state. Considering the image of the lone petrol bomber participating in the Lozells, Birmingham, riots of 1985, I further examine the media...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Helen Jennings In the last decade, a new generation of designers in Africa and the wider diaspora has started to rise through the fashion industry’s ranks. These talents are riding the wider wave of global interest in Africa’s cultural, economic, and technological ascension and are also taking...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 140–149.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and has expanded in scope through recent attention from a subsequent generation of African American artists, including several students as well as art scholars. White (1918–79) was vocally committed from the mid-1960s through his final decade to African American art subjects in tandem with social issues...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., the author proposes that cosmopolitanism could be understood as an adequate expression for the technologically advanced world community by its capability to strike a balance between the individual and the world as a whole, on one side, and synthetic identity generated by culture and technology, on the other...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 56–61.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in general. Today, many Africans live outside Africa or live on the continent but not necessarily in their countries of birth. They have had the opportunity to experience several worlds. They are developing a transnational culture the author calls “Afropolitan.” Journal of Contemporary African Art 46 May...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... This article closely reads the South African multimedia artist Dineo Bopape’s 2008 Silent Performance , alongside Berni Searle’s 2001 politically charged Snow White , to point out their generative potential for the intersection of the visual media, erotic pleasure, and nudity. Traditional views of pleasure...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
... investigates how the Trinidad-born director Horace Ové pictures activists and Caribbean migrants of the Windrush generation throughout the film. Close analyses reveal that Ové relied on his training as a documentarian to capture what he perceived to be an authentic, rather than celebratory, version of London’s...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 54–69.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that revolves around constant transaction and negotiation. In general, a curator’s duties are similar to those of a host in setting up the conditions to welcome a diverse array of artists, ideas, and viewers into a designated space. Keeping in mind how curating, in the words of Erica Lehrer and Cynthia Milton...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 86–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to refuse the kind of willful forgetting and violent obfuscating that insists upon rendering invisible or fungible Black people who have vitalized communities like Braddock for generations. imwooden@stanford.edu © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 LaToya Ruby Frazier Grandma Ruby documentary...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Elizabeth Robles This article proposes a rereading of the timeline of the British Black Arts Movement, and offers early work by the Pakistan-born British artist, writer, and editor Rasheed Araeen as possible starting points for reading the work of a new generation of artists who emerged...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 24–37.
Published: 01 May 2019
.../visual artist Sethembile Msezane (b. 1991), these complex images represent different generational and aesthetic perspectives as well as competing political positions. Goldblatt’s work stands as a melancholic meditation on the destruction of monuments, consistent with his life’s work as a realist...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of formal innovation. Instead, these portraits are works generated and thus rendered within a different value system, where the copy and the ability of a work of art to be reproduced across time was prized far more than a singular, original, individually authored object, and where the literal work of art...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Richard Hylton In Britain, black artists are arguably receiving the most sustained level of attention in a generation, from several historical exhibitions and international conferences to academic-based research initiatives and acquisitions by prestigious national museums. While offering artists...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-built structure— AFRICA makes it clear that architectural modernity is an act of negotiation with no clear final outcome. Notwithstanding curatorial declarations that the exhibition would neither try to “pinpoint the specifically African” nor rely upon generalizations, too often the wall texts...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
... these works in the context of the epic 1931 Paris Exposition Coloniale Internationale, contemporary representations of Africans and African Americans in French visual culture, and Hayden’s acknowledged penchant for visual satire, I contend that the exaggerated physiognomy and general ridiculousness...