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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Susan Buck-Morss Universal history as traditionally understood emerged out of the semi-secularization of Biblical history that followed Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s attempt to think the whole of religion, philosophy, and history as a cosmological system of modernity. That was the nineteenth...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 100–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Hans Belting Right from its opening in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recreated modern art as a new myth that was rescued from European history and thus became accessible as an independent value for an American audience. Paradoxically, the myth stemmed from the opinion that modern art’s...
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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 (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to the continent. This article explores the meeting of African American art and the knowledge about Africa that is spread through African art history. African American artists such as Houston Conwill, David Hammons, Alison Saar, and Renee Stout have drawn on art historical writings about African art in order...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Falko Schmieder Inquiries of socially constructed realities or spooky handshakes with “invisible hands” of history are not exclusive to historians and philosophers but also part of artistic research and practice. This essay explores artworks of Tunisian-born artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke and deliberates...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., today’s designers are making desirable, well-made, well-marketed collections that hang from rails all over the world. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Africa fashion textiles photography models global style A BRIEF HISTORY OF AFRICAN FASHION...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Eddie Chambers This article discusses the changing nature of art history when it comes to black British artists and suggests that such history has perhaps moved away from existing to instead correcting or addressing the systemic absences of such artists from British art. This is typified by Rasheed...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 168–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... African Art 2016 Ota Benga Bronx Zoo Samuel Verner archives OTA BENGA IN THE ARCHIVES UNMAKING MYTHS, MAPPING RESISTANCE IN THE MARGINS OF HISTORY Pamela Newkirk n September 8, 1906, Ota Benga, a boyish...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 182–185.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Publications BENDING HISTORY Maaza Mengiste n 2010 I went to Rome on a fellowship to research who stare at my Ethiopian face might connect me my second novel, set during the 1935 Fascist to those photographs distributed freely by a propa- invasion of Ethiopia and the war and brief occu...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... classical representational Old Master painting black body RECLAIMING HISTORY A VISUAL ESSAY Elizabeth Colomba eing of Martinique descent but born and is associated with the butterfly, and so forth. raised in France has shaped and influenced Thus, skin color no longer dictates...
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Nka (1997) 1997 (6-7): 38–43.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 62–65.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Kerstin Zurbrigg Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 History Ami n9 Mciiisoiir A Work in Progress Kerstin...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 70–73.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., reconstruct or articulate the stories that lie outside the parame• ters of the official histories. Lumumba is the latest participant in diasporic attempts to reckon...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 50–54.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Cheryl Finley Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 IMAGINED HISTORY: THE WORK OF TERRY ADKINS Cheryl Finley...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2010
... concentric layers of subordination, pointing to the instability of social identities and the possibility of subversion. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 History in Ousmane Sembène’s Guelwaar and Ceddo Awam Amkpa and Gunja SenGupta...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 80–151.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as the place of contemporary African art in art history programs and its relationship with contemporary Western art as a subfield within art history, as well as the challenges involved in training graduate students. The panel also walks on such gritty grounds as the relationship between contemporary...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 68–75.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ademola Olugebefola This article is a timeline of highlights from Weusi history, from 1964 to 1990, including notes about its Annual Outdoor Art Festival. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Weusi History...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 90–97.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Journal of Contemporary African Art • 30 • Spring 2012 90 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-1496507  © 2008 Area Chicago 7 Inaugurating AfriCOBRA History, Philosophy, and Aesthetics Barbara Jones Hogu n 1968 a group...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 130–131.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Robert L. Harris, Jr. Copyright © 2006 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2006 1 Lynching and « US History 5 Robert L. Harris, Jr. T his is a very important conference and topic Race is a subject that is on many people's minds...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 12–21.
Published: 01 May 2006
...~ Terrorism: Bridget Cooks ealizing th at most of th e stude nts in my eth• nic studies and art history co urses did not Rknow abo ut lynching was at first sho cking, then infuriating, an d th en cha lleng ing. I don't reme mber when I first found out abo ut...