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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 184–185.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... In his works, Solomon invites the viewer to enter into an intimate encounter with his figures to stop, to listen, and to observe. Jareh Das is a writer, researcher, and curator based between Lagos, Nigeria, and London. Notes 1 See Girma Kidane, Four Traditional Painters and Their Life Histories...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 64–75.
Published: 01 May 2022
... during the decades leading up to the mid-twentieth century. As such, it reflects Lawrence s family s personal experience. Lawrence s first visit to Nigeria occurred in relation to the Migration Series. Parts of that work were exhibited at the cultural center of the Lagos branch of the American Society...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 138–142.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Islands feels like a history show. It asks, How can we better understand our history so that we can improve our present/future? But the contentious part of this question is who the we in the equation stands for. Faridah Folawiyo is an art historian and independent curator based between Lagos and London...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 68–75.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Olugebefola and associate Ed Sherman 1986–1990 represent the United States as part of a delegation to Several Weusi artists’ designs are published on FESTAC ’77 — the Second World Festival of African Kwanzaa greeting and note cards, then distributed and Black Art and Culture in Lagos and Kaduna...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 85.
Published: 01 November 2001
... in Goethe insi Wit \ humans like rats and snakes, rock surfaces. On such back• the works. Here, the formalism Lagos, Nigeri i?iTij|| clubbing and hacking them...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the vision and effort that have gone into manufacturing and formalizing a global black consciousness. The author offers a case that directly links the global articulation of black consciousness in Lagos, Nigeria, at the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC ’77) with an earlier...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... In January 1977, Lagos, Nigeria, was hosting the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC). It was a grander version of the first World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN), held in Dakar, Senegal, in 1966, and gathered fifteen thousand participants coming from more than...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to reveal the ways in which racism, the history of slavery, and the legacy of the British Empire are embedded in such practices. For over twenty years, Evans has been exploring recurring motifs that resonate not only with her personal biography as a Lagos-born, London-based artist, but also...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 152–154.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and shattering any residual myth of Africa as a timeless continent. It is significant not only for its focus and framing but also for the institutional shift it represents. The show, cocurated by the Tate Modern in London and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Lagos, was conceived as a joint exhibition...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 140–152.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 2017 by Nka Publications Wura-Natasha Ogunji, queens, May 11, 2013. Performance; Bar Beach, Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Ema Edosio Layiwola Nka • 141 merican and US–based Nigerian artists This was done under the platform of the US State have executed projects...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2010
...- appraisers. These three scenarios indicate the chal- ritory, which means that we must reassess the state lenges faced by Lagos and the Nigerian art industry of the continent’s secondary art industry, without in the absence of locally based art appraisers and which the gains made so far...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 4–6.
Published: 01 November 2019
... curators based within the continent of Africa and working across the continent and beyond, up until her recent untimely passing last February. It might be somewhat inadequate to describe Silva as an independent curator, as she had established an initiative of ambitious scope based in Lagos, Nigeria...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 68.
Published: 01 May 1999
..., and drug war with a touch of suici• dal metaphor. The smoke-filled hall al• most packed to the rafters. Lagos Blues, The first 'African' artist to be resi• 1998, acrylic on paper, courtesy of the artist. dent...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 76–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... sent an estimated 15,000 17,000 participants: dancers, filmmakers, musicians, scholars, theater groups, writers, and visual artists. Over the course of its monthlong run, an estimated 500,000 spectators attended FESTAC s various offerings in Lagos and Kaduna, which included a two-week scholarly...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 66.
Published: 01 May 1998
... bird symbolizes Okigbo who in his poetry also refers to him• Nigerian National Gallery, Lagos...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Tonie Okpe Copyright © 2002 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2002 the Goethe Institut, Lagos and Water as the support of the then director but now late...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and a lowly in Lagos and Benin City. Osodi’s love for art, style of living suggested by the egoistic rationaliza- especially narrative photography, began to blossom tions of the ruling class. With reference to Michel following his secondary education when he took up Foucault, Wilhelm Schmid, in his...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... point when he identified his own van- mark the same transvaluation from the perspective guardism with that of the city of Lagos: “Many of of labor (see the film still above). Racialization still the much-­touted values of contemporary global happens under market conditions, these examples capital...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 106–112.
Published: 01 May 2011
...- celebrate African art and culture comprehensively cept and plan to the artists and curators in Lagos in England in 1995, it was held at the Museum of in September 2009, I was confronted by criticisms Mankind (now the African Galleries of the British from the audience. Some wanted to know why...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the Maghreb from nent into the northern “Arab” and the sub-Saharan the rest of Africa, it looked at Cairo alongside Lagos, “black.” To extend Jan Vansina’s argument about the Nairobi, Johannesburg, and Kinshasa. artificial division that characterized the art history Equally, recent academic...