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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2007
... gallery. The effect is startling killed by the police; he was in hiding ASSEFA GEBREKIDAN —an aural welcome of glimmering and emerged depressed. This occur• A GLIMMER OF HOPE...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 92–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Pep Subirós The exhibition Jane Alexander: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope) was presented by the Museum for African Art in collaboration with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City from April to July 2013. Through combinations of sculpted figures, tableaux, installations...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
...-prints from The End of an Era (2010), The Brave Ones (2010), and Hope Chest (2012), represents the work of an artist whose images have become iconic in both postapartheid South Africa and the international art world. The End of an Era ’s still lifes attest to the grooming habits, romances, and interests...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... widely acclaimed, including Betye Saar, David Hammons, and John Outterbridge. As the text continues to unfold, a picture also emerges of the Leimert Park Village and the neighboring “Hills” communities of black wealth, the patrons of art whom the gallery hoped to serve. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., due to the reluctance of institutional lenders, further disappoints. It is to be hoped that, as the exhibition travels to other venues, these faults will be rectified. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 158–161.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a combination of cynicism, nostalgia, even sadness. The politics and the politically oriented art of the twentieth century recall utopian hopes that ended in dashed expectations. Yet art that speaks the language of the twentieth-century insurgent Left also recalls the brutality attributed to those struggles...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 84–99.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., migration, displacement, loss, and vulnerability provide a stark contrast to the hopeful possibility of cosmopolitanism. © 2020 by Nka Publications 2020 Cosmopolitanism migration displacement immigration xenophobia 84 Nka An Artist s Journey On Cosmopolitanism, Xenophobia, and Migration...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... use their success and privilege to address sharp social criticism that questions the global, social, and cultural inequities that exclude most from the cosmopolitan party, something magical happens that gives cosmopolitanism a necessary dimension of hope and possibility that is truly worth celebrating...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
... mother made during his childhood in the hopes of striking it rich on the Home Shopping Network. This article focuses on an early work, The Country Ball (2012), an animated video that brings together archival footage from Satterwhite’s family at a 1989 Mother’s Day cookout alongside his mother’s drawings...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 94–113.
Published: 01 November 2020
... intense political difficulties, fully illustrating this year’s theme of Ségou Yelen (Light). The project demonstrates that culture is the best way to bring about hope, unite people beyond their differences, dissuade youth from migrating, elevate the public’s spirit, and promote the Malian concept of Maaya...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 6–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... artists employed abstraction—histories that often begin in the mid-1960s or 1970s. In examining the mid-1950s Plaiton works, I hope to both bring Cousins and his work back to visibility and suggest that this history actually began substantially earlier. kroiz@berkeley.edu © 2022 by Nka...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., and a more hierarchical composition. These works seem transitional, as if he is feeling his way toward pieces that are more spacious, sparse, and potentially introspective. Now that he is in his fifties, there is a synthesis in his thought that is looking for new outlets in his visual work. But one hopes he...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 100–102.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the the spirit." Indeed, such was the melan• country, unemployment was high and cholic demise of many during the public despair had crippled all hope, litter had pre...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 128–143.
Published: 01 November 2009
... - ter life often get curtailed by powerful state prac - curity zones in areas traversed by Africans where so- tices. Delineating the hopes and frustrations of called illegal immigrants are detained or blocked. aspiring migrants provides an important opportu - These new waves...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
.../10757163-2827910  © 2014 by Nka Publications Cameron Platter, The Power of Thoughts, 2012. Video still, 15 min 59 sec, color, sound Bonsu Nka • 115 Add Hope II, 2013. Pencil on paper, 238 x...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 24–39.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to embody universal aspirations. The latter is false: real universality is to be found deep within human consciousness and not in immediate manifestations of it. This is very much in tune with René Guénon s ideas.4 Pierre Naville, who visited Guénon in the hope that he might obtain his collaboration...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 71.
Published: 01 May 1999
... tradition of call-and-response brought over by enslaved people, New York artist Charlotte Ka, sounds a call. Through her multimedia exhibition, "Cowries, Crosses and Black-eyed Peas," Ka voices metaphorical calls to awaken, to heal, and to hope. Like the musicalform, the aesthetic...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 69–70.
Published: 01 May 1995
... embodiments of that strange feel• ment. But they did not stop there; the gloom American dysfunctional psyche. These dis• ing of hope and joy capable of re-empowering was aptly balanced in other paintings which turbing states of affairs are no more exempli• the anguished...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 54–57.
Published: 01 November 1996
... is a community portrait piece that appears to reveal the irony, hope, twenty years. Together, Burnett's films stand as a coherent and signif• and pleasure of its subjects' lives without glorifying or ignoring their icant body of work in American cinema, influencing independent...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 170–172.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of 1996 97. Part of the biennale was buildings. I remember the color gray, the distant in Cape Town, and I was exhibiting in the group landscape, and the echoes of the wind. show Life s Little Necessities at the Castle of Good Hope, curated by Kellie Jones. The Johannesburg Biennale was a laboratory...