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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 84–87.
Published: 01 May 2002
... AND EUROPE: THE LANGUAGE(S) OF CIVILIZATION(S) Kring Van Kennism, 2000,11 black granite rocks, installation shot Johan Snyman...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 108–111.
Published: 01 June 2017
...,Massachusetts.HeistheauthorofWhatFollows Rowland Abiodun isJohn C.Newton Professor of Art, theHistory and Black language inYorubaculture. Yoruba language,helpingthereaderbettergraspintegralconnectionbetweenartand civilization anditsarts.Thebookincludesacompanionwebsitewithaudioclipsofthe edge ofYorubacultureand languageto...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 22–27.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Africa. Obviously, with elements that come rural woman. from the outside. But everything occurs within the interior of a language, of a culture, with its metaphors and symbols. SG: Of the approximately fifty African countries, at least We observe the arrival of two figures from the outside: one...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 62–69.
Published: 01 May 2013
... realism, Outside the Law , taking the form of a gangster film, failed to garner the label of authenticity in its treatment of the Algerian War of Independence. By analyzing the shift from Day of Glory to Outside the Law in the filmic language that characterizes Bouchareb’s style, and the public response...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Selene Wendt Having worked with media art for over thirty years, Theo Eshetu is internationally recognized as a veteran in his field. His ongoing investigation of the manipulation of the language of television is inspired by anthropology, art history, scientific research, religious iconography...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 158–161.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 18–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Avinoam Shalem This article discusses a painting of the Great Dam of Aswan made by Abdel Hadi al-Gazzar in 1964 and immediately crowned as the iconic image of Egypt in the heroic age of the Nasser regime. The painting clearly adopts the aesthetic language of surrealism, illustrating a particular...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of the film screened at the inaugural session, Les saignantes , by Jean-Pierre Bekolo. The same applies to Juju Factory , by Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda. Both films question ideas of “authentic” representations of “Africanness,” introducing a complex cinematic language that shows how contemporary African...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2010
... dominant, reactive power but to explore an exchange of puissance inherent in the concept and visual language on offer in Everything Matters. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Los Angeles pushed the parameters of consciously black art by offering a fundamental reevaluation of the meaning art could have in black lives. Much like avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists developed a unique mixed-media language that combined themes of political insurgency, communitarian...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 22–35.
Published: 01 November 2012
...W. Ian Bourland This article examines two recent projects by the Brooklyn-based artist Brendan Fernandes at the Guggenheim Museum and Art in General. It argues that Fernandes’s practice is important because it shows the language-power relations by which cultural identification is produced, and it...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., sculpted, drawn, whispered, murmured, or simply inferred. Stories conveyed through the universal language of music also resonate throughout All the World’s Futures , while the potential of art to change lives and the implementation of art as a tool for social activism provide a beautiful subtext for the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
... title, Phoebe Boswell: For Every Real Word Spoken , is taken from Audre Lorde’s essay, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” (1977). The exhibition is composed of a series of eight drawings of eight female figures, an animation, and ephemeral drawings and texts on the gallery walls...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of sculpture that speaks of a cosmopolitan vision in which several traditions collide to create a new visual language combining African-derived forms with a minimalist aesthetic. The new works and the archival material included in the retrospective exhibition Amir Nour: Brevity Is the Soul of Wit...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 10–19.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Souleymane Bachir Diagne In a letter to Janet Vaillant, his biographer, Léopold Sédar Senghor declared that Négritude is not an essence but an existence, in the language of Jean Paul Sartre, or a phenomenon, to use a concept from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The Senegalese poet and philosopher was...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 234–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Richard J. Powell In his collection of essays, Caribbean Discourse, ´Edouard Glissant describes the Creole languages and literatures of the French Antilles and the pedagogical projects that strive to bring greater understanding and appreciation to créolitié as an “exploded discourse.” In Glissant’s...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Weems employs to consider whether, through the use of the realist, documentary, and positivist language of photoconceptualism, the artist unwittingly invests her own project with the power and authority of the archive. Carrie Mae Weems From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried documentary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1998) 1998 (9): 20–23.
Published: 01 November 1998
... a backdrop, identity and social responsibility, and their subsequent struggle for mean• I have generally been English language, Hollywood productions, with ing and identity in Iate-I980s South Africa. I white protagonists, often played by big-name Hollywood actors. The...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 128.
Published: 01 May 2001
...• shows two video clips side by side process but also on the fact that lectual one), the question is on the screen. The first video clip the artifacts chosen were consid• whether the force of language of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1995) 1995 (2): 58–61.
Published: 01 May 1995
... Abstraction is comprised of a its nature, it is not an insular language. The resilience But within Modernism, it becomes inscribed in a prede• of its signage runs like a thread through many different termined lineage of ideas that represent an equivocal milieus, collapsing insurmountable distances...