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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
...- in the center of the installation. How did it evolve? gral to your overall visual language. Why is this particular aspect so important to you? TE: I had been invited to participate in a large exhibition at Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Rome...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...; aristocratic women wearing cotton; and tables covered with china teapots, sugar bowls, coffeepots, or cowries was like pulling a series of threads to reveal the global network established by the mercantile economy of slavery and the ways its conditions of production were hidden. The paintings also exposed...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 192–197.
Published: 01 November 2017
... such as Los de Arriba y Los de Abajo (2015), a psychologically charged, abbreviated, physical rendition of the divided walkways of the West Bank city of Hebron. With this exhibition Attia exceeds the seemingly superficial characteristics of the so-called Global Contemporary. He proves that he is an artist...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 70–95.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the exhibition format. As noted by Gardner Susanne Ghez, Sarat Maharaj, Mark Nash, and and Green, Documenta11 thus painted a picture of Octavio Zaya. As this curatorial team comprised contemporary art as a network in which metropo- professionals with various Western and non-West- les of the Global South...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Salah M. Hassan The 2015 Egyptian Surrealists in Global Perspective conference, and the companion 2016 exhibition When Art Becomes Liberty: The Egyptian Surrealists ( 1938–1965 ), both held in Cairo, Egypt, explored the history and evolution of the work of Egyptian surrealists and their remarkable...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 126–136.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Elizabeth Giorgis Sharjah Biennial 15 Thinking Historically in the Present hurled a spectacular exhibition that featured more than three-hundred works by one-hundred fifty artists from over seventy countries. While global ideas informed the artists of the Biennial, the specific historical...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 82–89.
Published: 01 June 2017
... some scholars have described as the biennialization of contemporary art and of the art world. Copyright © 2017 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2017 contemporary art contemporary art biennials Sharjah Biennial March Meeting global exhibitions SHARJAH BIENNIAL 12 THE PAST...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 24–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... but also redefined the exhibition, before its opening in Kassel, by conceiving it as a final installment of several “platforms” staged worldwide. His were strategic, paradigmatic interventions engineered to globalize the art world, and they effectively amounted to acts of art-historical decolonization...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 68–77.
Published: 01 May 2011
... celebrations of globalism and the overarching geographic and spatial taxonomies that still dominate most African art exhibitions. Instead, the exhibition foregrounded the ambiguous presence of colonial time in the analysis of Africa by emphasizing temporal interconnections and transitional moments. By refusing...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 100–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... retrospective look, since its curators were tempted to exhibit its own collection, so unique up until the sixties, in the new exhibition halls. This launched a dilemma for MoMA, as it became a place for past art with little space for new art. In an in-depth analysis of what constitutes “modern” art...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Kristen Windmuller-Luna African architecture is having a moment in European museums. Joining the crowd is AFRICA: Architecture, Culture, and Identity , an ambitious and contradictory exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Hummelbæk, Denmark, June 25, 2015–October 25, 2015. Divided...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 166–175.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that they sought work by artists who challenge the “tyranny of immediacy” imposed by global capitalism. Whereas earlier editions had focused on photography and video, Luntumbue and Géo opened the selection process to a far wider range of media and centered the exhibition in the Musée de Lubumbashi (with satellite...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Shantrelle P. Lewis The first comprehensive exhibition of contemporary global black dandyism of its kind, The Dandy Lion Project was born in November 2010 with the exhibition titled Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculinity . This exhibition was a discussion about the refashioning...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 78–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... between Africa and Europe, an interconnected history that remains an integral component of modern-day globalization. This essay considers the historical significance and legacy of this exhibition as well as the extensive accompanying catalogue and concludes that the challenging questions posed by Who...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... The project was not en- tirely unproblematic, however, as we had been giv- en the task to curate an exhibition that was strictly defined geographically. This goes against the more inclusive, global approach that I strive for as a cu- rator. Gule was equally interested in expanding the geographical parameters...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2021
... strategies in several groundbreaking exhibitions to confront the “complex predicaments of contemporary art in a time of profound historical change and global transformation.” While Enwezor was neither an explicit source of inspiration nor invoked for the Cherry River project, the futures of Enwezor...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Beth Hinderliter In this interview Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi talks about curating the eleventh edition of the Dak’Art Biennale. The exhibition’s theme—“Producing the Common”—is discussed with regard to artworks that challenge the modernist utopias of the past and frame new ideas of a “global...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Kenya, the couple function like many global artists today working across continents, exhibiting their work in a wide range of geographic locations. The transition from being two separate artists to one has enabled Mwangi Hutter to push the boundaries of what it means to work collaboratively, what...
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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 (1998) 1998 (8): 9.
Published: 01 May 1998
... artists began to make their mark on the international art scene, the same way that they hastened to pronounce post-modernism dead just as postcolonial scholars were beginning to concretize its discourses, it is in that same way that, all of sudden, global exhibits are now being questioned because...