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Nka (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 Smithsonian...
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Nka (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 (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 (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 (2010) 2010 (27): 70–75.
Published: 01 November 2010
... 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 group. fitted. In one way the framing evokes a meditation on art and value in a relatively...
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Nka (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 (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 (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...
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Nka (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...
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Nka (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 (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 (2017) 2017 (41): 60–73.
Published: 01 November 2017
... hundreds of sketches that he estimated were crucial for his later paintings. This article analyzes Twombly’s North African sketchbooks, a group of drawings in crayon and pencil on typewriter paper that was produced after the artist had returned to Rome and while he investigated African art and culture...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 136–153.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Moroccan independence in 1956, these artistic practices were interwoven with a deep commitment to postcolonial national culture and a clear anticolonial stance. These same ideas can be read in the exhibition history of this group of artists. Together, the exhibitions suggest an alternative cartography...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 168–178.
Published: 01 May 2020
... are paralleled with an account of the protests on the street and events that were unfolding at the time. Describing the environment of censorship and strategies used by the government to block dissent, the author provides stories of how different groups who were part of the revolution retaliated. The article can...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Lucy H. Partman African American artist Norman Lewis (1909–79) was known to be a complex conversant in command of many verbal and visual idioms. His art reveals an interest in inter- and intrapersonal interactions. Lewis studied how people conversed, the way individuals operated in Groups...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to analyze the site, Mountain Time Arts convened a diverse group of participants. Their research question became, What does it take to change the name of a river? After six months of research, the project centered on the act of changing the name of the East Gallatin River back to the Indigenous Crow name...
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Nka (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 (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...
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Nka (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...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... collectives and groups such as Spiral, Weusi, Where We At, and AfriCOBRA have similarly pursued a uniquely black expression in the context of what came to be known as the Black Arts movement. Ringgold’s journey was singular in that it led her to activism in the larger art world and in the women’s movement...