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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... between two of the most gifted and soulful thinkers of the black condition. Copyright © 2017 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2017 Miles Davis Stuart McPhail Hall jazz cultural studies the black experience KIND OF MILES The Many Moods of STUART HALL...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 14–22.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the legacy of racism in small and big ways in South Africa. He was at the center of critical debates about race and representation. While there are all kinds of practical guidelines for how to talk about racism within the larger culture, we still do not have one for talking about racial inequality and racism...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 54–69.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., is also “a kind of intimate, intersubjective, interrelational obligation,” Enwezor never presumed his role as positionality to be sovereign. The first half of the article introduces the concept of hospitality and sets up Enwezor’s curatorial premise of IP . The second half mobilizes his curatorial...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2021
... people in North America aligns with many of Okwui Enwezor’s groundbreaking initiatives around the world. This assemblage of images, poetry, and first-person narratives is an example of the kind of practice in dialogue with the legacy of Enwezor’s decolonial actions and innovative use of curatorial...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 120–121.
Published: 01 November 2010
... caps into a new kind of luxury, Anatsui presents the viewer with an impressive visual coup. Part of the sensation of luxurious beauty is due to the viewer’s awareness of the intensive manual labor that went into making the works. The review also examines the tendency of Anatsui’s recent sculpture...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 146–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
... at many kinds of art. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for Concrete Pre-manufacture); one still inhabited today (the Delamere Flats); and one demolished ca. 2005 (the Oceanic Hotel). The article explores May’s impulse for gardening as a kind of anti-architecture and crosses his narrative with those of two other architect-horticulturalists: Erica Mann, a Jewish...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 90–95.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for Concrete Pre-manufacture); one still inhabited today (the Delamere Flats); and one demolished ca. 2005 (the Oceanic Hotel). The article explores May’s impulse for gardening as a kind of anti-architecture and crosses his narrative with those of two other architect-horticulturalists: Erica Mann, a Jewish...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... devastated Detroit and Newark, NJ, she painted Die expressly for the show. The wall-size canvas depicts an interracial cast of clean-cut antagonists trying to kill one another. Although the painting represented the kind of large-scale, politically motivated figuration that had been out of favor since...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Shantrelle P. Lewis The first comprehensive exhibition of contemporary global black dandyism of its kind, The Dandy Lion Project was born in November 2010 with the exhibition titled Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculinity . This exhibition was a discussion about the refashioning...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Conversely, Daniele Tamagni’s Gentlemen of Bacongo documents the lives of a different kind of elite, the sapeurs of Congo-Brazzaville, whose devotion to European bespoke suits creates a stark contrast to their modest day-to-day reality. These and other participating artists including Viviane Sassen, Zanele...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on which this issue is focused. formed because you needed that kind of solidarity, that kind of shared sense of purpose, the sense that power comes through interaction. There was this Miklos Gosztonyi: My...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., Thomas Lax, Rick Lowe, and Claire Tancons This question-and-answer session represents part and, more generally, about the kind of interiority three of three sessions that took place at the confer- that capital has allowed for you. For those of us who ence on which this issue is focused...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 14–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... The following conversation between Kodwo Eshun and Naomi Beckwith: Thank you so much, Anjali and Kodwo. Anjali Sagar of The Otolith Group and Naomi Beckwith took That was an incredible recitation. We initially expected a place after The Otolith Group’s preceding performance at the kind of exegesis on your...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 20–25.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... This influenced my own kind of psychic and imaginative process. For Thomas Allen Harris: I think it has to do with my identity and percep• instance, I remember my grandfather telling me that his mother's mater• tion, and a certain sense of affiliation and affinity, seeing a family based nal grandfather...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 52–54.
Published: 01 May 2014
...- mined by those earlier discourses. You have to break out, as George E. Lewis: Well, I wasn’t talking about jazz bands; a part of self-­determination, and you have to rename your- I was talking about improvisation, collectivity, and mainly self. So renaming themselves was a kind of critical aspect...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 90–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., particularly the about practicing. It was about doing the things that you love ways in which we might conceive of collectivity as exceed- over and over again and looking for a miracle, looking for ing the human and including new kinds of configurations of new ideas, and just being present with people...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
... critical access to the kind of work that artists are doing in terms of African American representation. At the same time, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art was convened due to the lack of representation and misrepresentation of what constitutes African art. For far too long, people who have...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 96–105.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., are comes a kind of second nature that pushes and directs oration (uniformity). process, there are two kinds of iconographic arrest. One not such odd bedfellows really. Each is tied to the other. me when I can’t see how the opaque surface is going to More generally I suspect...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 60–67.
Published: 01 May 2007
...-century European no power outages. I am attracted by the kind of model, means that the publics are not completely material force this show has generated, and this I anonymous or undifferentiated, and this would 60. Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art Fall 2007 Nka*61...