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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 46–51.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Bisi Silva Copyright © 1998 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1998 An 'other' stop on the global art trail. The recent boom in Biennales and mega-exhibitions especially outside the center of the Western art metropolis made 1997 an ex...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 96–110.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Amelia Jones This article looks at Okui Enwezor’s theory of countering the art world’s “Westernisms” and his actualization of this theory in his organization of Documenta11 to mount an argument against the universalizing and Eurocentric conception of “global” art. It offers two examples of recent...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 102–105.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: GLOBAL DOI 10.1215/10757163-3886098 © 2017 by Nka Publications ©201710.1215/10757163-3886098 Nka by DOI...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2018
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 110–123.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Tsitsi Jaji The large-scale Pan-African festivals held in Senegal, Algeria, and Nigeria (1966–77) are recognized as central to forging a transnational repertoire of cultural practices and memories that are the bedrock of a post-independence global black consciousness. Nevertheless, such festivals...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 96–109.
Published: 01 November 2018
... diplomacy, a central policy thrust of Senegalese government since independence. Coincidentally, the mainstream art world had begun to reexamine the meaning of internationalism in the wake of neoliberal globalization, with groundbreaking exhibitions such as Magicians of the Earth at Centre Pompidou in Paris...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Soraya Murray; Derek Conrad Murray Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 ON ART AND CONTAMINATION Performing Authenticity in Global Art Practices Soraya Murray & Derek Conrad Murray ith the gradual shift of Western art- cal...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Gilvin Scholars of African visual culture will be well served by Akin Adesokan’s recent book Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics , which offers a model for interpreting artworks within the many cultural and economic contexts in which they function. The book is structured...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of immense social and political upheaval. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 African Fashion Afro Look Drum magazine Black Consciousness movement Princess Elizabeth of Toro Global THE “AFRO LOOK” AND GLOBAL BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS Tanisha Ford n 1972...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 36–47.
Published: 01 May 2022
...John P. Murphy jmurphy@vassar.edu Copyright © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 Charles White s Global Perspective John P. Murphy W hen Chicago-born artist Charles White traveled to the German Democratic Republic in the autumn of 1951, he discovered, to his surprise, that he was something...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 90–105.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Jonathan Frederick Walz jwalz@columbusmuseum.com Copyright © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 Alma W. Thomas UNEXPECTED PRESENCE ON THE GLOBAL STAGE Jonathan Frederick Walz A 1934 sepia-toned photograph records the artist Alma W. Thomas s attendance at A Century of Progress International...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 6–13.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of contents flict: Rethinking Contemporary Art during Global Crisis” (2008–9), he is currently a research fellow at straight to your inbox, the Flemish Academic Centre for Science and the Arts in Brussels, where he is working on a new book allowing you to stay current...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the film signals a need to value the spirit of Africa in the see, for instance a Balinese dancer and jazz music. What is context of globalization. Could you elaborate in more detail the significance of this? on the strategies you rely on to get this message across? TE: I’m...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... use their success and privilege to address sharp social criticism that questions the global, social, and cultural inequities that exclude most from the cosmopolitan party, something magical happens that gives cosmopolitanism a necessary dimension of hope and possibility that is truly worth celebrating...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2021
...-century, a ti- histories and inheritances of the global art world; tle I see as wholly Okwui s. It was a groundbreaking questioning that very term global; surfacing the moment, one that was humorously seen by certain voices of the invisible within the African, Asian, or critics as Venice being overrun...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2021
... theorist, crit- Alpesh Kantilal Patel ic, and curator who transformed the defini- tion of the global exposition, and with great respect, this special Nka journal issue commemo- rates the philosopher-historian whose passing on March 15, 2019, was a tremendous blow to the art world. He was one of Nka s...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
...- vidual Stories and Shared Histories of a Global Narrative,” I discuss the predominance of nar- Irative forms in contemporary film and video. This particular topic...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 22–35.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the groundbreaking, platform-­driven being that is not inscribed with identity, is not in Documenta XI and a televised “global war on ter- a relation of legible identification with other beings ror,” yet “in the process a concept of ‘location’ — of but nevertheless performs some form of collectivity being able...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
... use of color and the collective pro- century Ethiopia. Her research interests uniform is so fascinating, fashion-­ cess involved in creating a circa 1996 include cross-­cultural exchange, early forward, or even shocking because it series of shantytown interiors: “By globalization...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 98–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of creolization Blacks in the United States, another aspect of col• have much to say about an evolving global culture, onization, about its enormous diversity and its as well as his native Caribbean. incalculable consequences. If tragedy is the resolu• tion of a dissolution, it is fair...