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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1998) 1998 (8): 54–57.
Published: 01 May 1998
... of younger of the Ona artists at the Obafemi Awolowo Nsukka Group" at the National Museum of African Art of the artists who - with writers, dramatists and poets - University, Ife for instance, seems to have been...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 86–99.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Courtney J. Martin Spiral, founded in 1963 by Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Charles Alston, was a group of black American artists in New York. This group has been credited with fostering Bearden’s entry into collage, launching a debate around the political function of abstraction and figuration...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 14–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... From “Black Collectivities: A Conference,” held May 3–4, 2013, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator. Naomi Beckwith talks with Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar of The Otolith Group about...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 70–75.
Published: 01 November 2010
... rial memories of what the mulch was made from. the Scorpions). He lives in Cape Town and is group This mixture becomes the frame—­both literally investigations editor for Independent Newspapers and suggestively—­into which the objects of use are Limited, South Africa’s largest newspaper...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 68–75.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Avenue. The Truth Coffee Shop is founded and becomes 1964 a center for artistic and intellectual exchange, a Twentieth Century Creators, a large group of visual meeting-­exhibition space for Weusi and other com...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jeff R. Donaldson In the AfriCOBRA manifesto Donaldson describes the origins of the group and its aesthetic principles: “The expressive awesomeness that one experiences in African art and life in the U.S.A. like the Holiness church . . . and the demon that is the blues, Alcindor’s dunk and Sayer’s...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 8–13.
Published: 01 May 2014
...The Otolith Group (Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar) From “Black Collectivities: A Conference,” held May 3–4, 2013, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator. The text proceeds from the point...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 104–113.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Spiral, founded in 1963 by Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Charles Alston, was a group of black American artists in New York. This interview with Emma Amos addresses her reasons for joining Spiral, her role as the group’s only woman, the effect of her involvement in Spiral on her artwork, the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 78–85.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jeanne Siegel Spiral, founded in 1963 by Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Charles Alston, was a group of black American artists in New York. This article, originally published in ARTnews in 1966, explores the attitudes of Spiral’s membership about civil rights, Negro art, the “Negro Image,” and...
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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 May 2014) 2014 (34): 22–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... From “Black Collectivities: A Conference,” held May 3–4, 2013, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator. Members of the audience ask The Otolith Group (Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 112–123.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rebekah Flake This review considers the curatorial strategies employed by each pavilion at the Fifty-Fourth Venice Biennale in 2011 and the ways that they represent national perspectives through themed group exhibitions. The works of individual artists are discussed in terms of their contribution...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 140–144.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ian Bourland This essay reviews and critically contextualizes a recent group exhibition at University of Massachusetts Amherst. The show was part of a larger program considering the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois. It featured artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Julie Mehretu, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Anthony Barboza; Barry Maxwell The musician Miles Davis, subject of a group of portrait photographs by Anthony Barboza, presents himself in the photographs as an armature of fashion objects. With reference to the work of Walter Benjamin and Giacomo Leopardi, this introduction to Barboza’s...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 154–156.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Eddie Chambers Cherise Smith’s book Enacting Others brings together a disparate group of artists who “have all crossed racial, ethnic, gender, and class boundaries in works that they have conceived and performed.” Smith delivers a particularly engaging study because questions of identity and the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... wire” (telegraph, phone, satellite networks), and printed at the receiving location. Opening here with a press photograph of a group of Black youth overturning a large police van during the course of the Brixton riots of 1981, I argue that all of the photographs discussed shed light on the multiple...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 108–111.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Wallace-Thompson As a group show, Trade Roots presented an interesting selection of artists tied together by a common denominator. While at first glance the practices of these diverse artists appeared to have little in common, all three presented works that explored the ways in which our world...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... photographers in the art world, he worked with master artists, intellectuals, and photographers. Also in 1968, a group of black men—plus one woman— formed Essence Communications Inc. A momentous triangulation of the women’s liberation movement, the cultural nationalism of African American people in the United...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Deborah Riley Draper Not many moments in time change the course of history and evolution of an industry at the same time. And even fewer of these moments can be attributed without exception to a group of black fashion models. In this essay I discuss my award-winning documentary Versailles ’73...
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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...