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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 54–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Amina Diab Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Free Art and Surrealist Aesthetics Resituating the Art and Liberty Group in Egyptian Art History Amina Diab O n December 22, 1938, a group of artists and intellectuals coalesced to sign a manifesto titled Long Live Degenerate Art! (Yahya...
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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 (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and Liberty, a group of Egyptian artists and writers who resisted the Nazi and fascist risings before and after World War II. Anchored by Samir Gharib’s Surrealism in Egypt and Plastic Arts ; correspondence between photographer Lee Miller, living in Cairo in the 1940s, and British artist and poet Roland...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 100–118.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Samir Gharib; Chihab El Khachab The author begins by providing a summarized timeline of the beginning and development of surrealism in Egypt, with a focus on the activities of the Art and Liberty group, inspired and established in 1939 by Georges Henein. Nearly 50 years later, in 1986, the author...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Alex Dika Seggerman This paper contextualizes the Art and Liberty group within the scope of Egyptian modern art. In doing so, it argues that this movement does not simply translate “central” Parisian surrealism to so-called “peripheral” Cairo. Rather, Art and Liberty represents a pivot...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... surrealists, and their contributions to internationalism, antifascist global protest, and decolonization, staged and performed outside the West. The artistic and intellectual output of the Egyptian surrealists was primarily centered around activities initiated by the Art and Liberty group (Jama’at al-Fann Wa...
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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 (2021) 2021 (49): 192–201.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the principal debates and challenges that the group faced in Europe. What lie at stake in the surrealists’ effort to encompass metaphysical and dialectical methods are both the legitimacy of their claims on the term revolutionary and their insistence on a revolution of the mind. In this context, the author...
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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 (2023) 2023 (53): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to be in the world, how we might remake the world, and what the role of art could be within this. The installation, which includes archival images and small televisions around a large two-channel video projection, is an investigation of the Movement of Arab Workers (MTA) and its theater groups, Al Assifa and Al...
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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...