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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Françoise Vergès The objective of the organized visits titled “The Slave in the Louvre: An Invisible Humanity (2012)” was to explore how slavery had contaminated Europeans’ tastes, ways of living, consuming, receiving, and representation of themselves. Looking at the paintings featuring men smoking...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 250–262.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Amanda Gilvin In the early 1970s, author and president of the National Assembly of Niger Boubou Hama argued that it was Africa’s duty to save humanity. He maintained that only Africa’s spiritual humanism was capable to countering Western industrial dehumanization and environmental destruction. Hama...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Gallery of New South Wales, 2001), 6 – 29. Okechukwu Nwafor is a doctoral fellow at the Cen- 8. Boris Gorelik, “How the World Was Won: Tretchikoff Goes ter for Humanities Research of the University of the International,” in Lamprecht, Tretchikoff, the People’s Painter, 132. Western Cape...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of artistic re- artistic of acts by uplifted and redeemed be can people discarded of humanity the so validated, and recovered be can things discarded as Just beings. human over left and Lifesavers”) as “Leftovers heading the has text wall (one things leftover...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
... works, most notably the memorial congressional representative in the United States created to commemorate the losses of September through a rendering of her memory in a color scale 11, 2001, when he observed the planes hitting the of cosmic magnitude and human-scaled space, towers. This...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 8–17.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of life — liberty, equality, and solidarity lypse.”8 Throughout this deadly struggle, Fanon between human beings — he participated in the sided with the Algerian people. And from that war against the Nazis. This experience taught him moment, France stopped recognizing him as one of that, to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
... experiences works would register the human being as an agent the world as a state of emergency, an experience from 132 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 32 • Spring 2013 Berlin à fleur de peau, detail, 2010. Courtesy Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Uwe Walther which it cannot...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
... tion as ordinary characters in a recognizable scene. Humanities. However, the assumption of an ordinary scene does not account for the painting’s energy concentrated Notes in the naked man. The all-too-neat term “nude,” 1 The list includes seven paintings as follows: Scipio Moorhead...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... aspects take center stage, another era of highly sider the end of blackness, or a post-racial era, while influential black intellectuals, artists, and antiapart- the US justice system shows how racialized injustice heid activists comes slowly to an end, heralded by the is prevailing. Black human...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 30–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... one hundred years. (Although, given the West's long history of engendering "Others," one may already suspect that the histories and "evolution" of racism, cultural essentialism, white suprema- cism, modern "civilization," and "humanity" itself...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 56–71.
Published: 01 May 2009
... pieces in Wilson's 2003 Venice Biennale exhibition nature as a source of aesthetic wonder and his denigration of black human beings. Wilson shows Speak of Me as I Am.9 The black beads evoke Drip, Drop, Plop and the black glass pieces could have...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2009) 2009 (25): 30–47.
Published: 01 November 2009
... them seem the display case hint at the black-white color dy - alive. In terms of associations with the human fig...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 34–47.
Published: 01 May 2011
... salvation instead of a fully reciprocal, and the swerve back to the business of the love triangle. hence fully human, encounter. In Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old, the bright In the following detailed account, I organize the blue water reappears in full, irresistible force, wip...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... cot- dubious origin” and stand “alongside ruined and ton plantations — the endless story of human pro- adventurous offshoots of the bourgeoisie.”16 Marx gression from subsistence economies to capitalism. extends his ethnological study, comparing them From hunting and gathering to Kmart and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 92–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... photographic work, this exhibition offered viewers a rare opportunity to explore the scope of Alexander’s artistic universe. Against the backdrop of apartheid and its aftermath, Alexander’s artistic practice draws on her sensitivity to sociopolitical issues to examine the hybridity and mutability of human...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... tool for Tower Festival; and, along with Alonzo Davis, the broader commentary on the environment, society, Day of the Drum, a festival focused on rhythmic and human interactions; these salient works are instruments—he had the unique opportunity to encoded with science that tell the story of who...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Kobena Mercer The hybrid combination of human and animal lies at the heart of the figurative vocabulary through which Jane Alexander’s sculptural tableaux summon us into the imaginative domain of the “humanimal”—a domain where the boundaries by which religion, philosophy and science have separated...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Monique Kerman Artist Mary Evans has been working in cut paper since the mid-1990s. In her chosen medium, Evans investigates signs and signifiers of the way humans tend to classify certain races and nationalities, particularly in visual terms. Over the course of her career, her work has evolved to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 120–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Kevin Tervala Trauma abounds in Barthélémy Toguo’s Heart Beat . From the torture of captives at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to the massacre of students at Virginia Tech in the United States, the Cameroonian artist’s 2008 installation powerfully visualizes contemporary scenes of human suffering from...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 100–107.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Catherine Bernard This essay analyzes the work of a contemporary black artist who reinvents the human body, searching for its limits in works that transform and recycle materials and concepts while challenging viewers’ perceptions. As a link between conceptual art, arte povera , and postmodern...