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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 158–167.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lydie Diakhaté Copyright © 2009 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2009 CROSS-CU LTU RAL PATTERNS "Cloth is like a DNA swatch"1...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 30–47.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Peter Erickson Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2009 2_erickson:nka_book_size 2/28/10 6:11 PM Page 30 Black Like Me Glenn Ligon...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... liked fishing and befriended local ness numerous manifestations of black achieve- fishermen, selling them worms and crickets so that ment. Founded by Booker T. Washington, Tuske- they would take him out with them. Away from gee Institute was a model institution held up by the his friends, Alonzo...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 20–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a “worldmentality,” wherein one must take for granted that every “truth” and every “reality” does not just come to us as the regimes of scientific deduction and transparency would like us to believe, but that some of these manifestations come to us intuitively , like a sparkle of light in the dark. By asking us...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jeff R. Donaldson In the AfriCOBRA manifesto Donaldson describes the origins of the group and its aesthetic principles: “The expressive awesomeness that one experiences in African art and life in the U.S.A. like the Holiness church . . . and the demon that is the blues, Alcindor’s dunk and Sayer’s...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Congress, but her FESTAC archive remains hidden, in wait of exhibition and recognition, much like the heritage of the festival itself. Robles talks to Nance about her experience at FESTAC. Copyright © 2018 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2018 Marilyn Nance FESTAC photography Pan...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Kenya, the couple function like many global artists today working across continents, exhibiting their work in a wide range of geographic locations. The transition from being two separate artists to one has enabled Mwangi Hutter to push the boundaries of what it means to work collaboratively, what...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2020
... reacquaint itself with what continues to make it possible as aspiration, if not reality for all: global commerce and its conditions. To make commerce legible in cosmopolitanism, he asserts, is to accommodate the talk of profit, loss, assets, accumulation, interests, interest rates, and the likes in our...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kanitra Fletcher How do you see blackness? What does it look like? Can it be shown? In seeming response to such uncertainties, artists Renée Green, Satch Hoyt, and Sheila Pree Bright forgo representation of the black body altogether. In installation and photographic works— Seen (1990), Say It Loud...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jody B. Cutler Since the turn of the new millennium, Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977), American celeb artist of the moment, has delivered a broadly appealing oeuvre to the center of the art world on a silver platter. Like other fans, a majority of art cognoscenti have been seduced by Wiley’s celebratory...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in 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 (2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
...-centered , multilocated area of artistic inquiry makes it possible for artists like El, with the deepest commitment to their practice and to specificity of their work, to remain creatively and actively connected to their locations. Copyright © 2011 by Okwui Enwezor 2011 Carto...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 106–112.
Published: 01 May 2011
... narratives of both art history and cultural anthropology. The second goal would not likely be accepted by art-world professionals in Africa, for contemporary African art and artists have unfortunately been suspended between the ethnological museum and the art gallery and between cultural anthropology and art...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Power era by redeploying them in experimental film and digital formats. Often highly didactic and formulaic in their original form, the Black Panther Party’s imagery of guns, fists, and men in militarized formations contested prevailing notions of race, power, and masculinity. Similarly, groups like...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 90–97.
Published: 01 May 2012
... or techniques they employed. The philosophy of functionalism or humanism and their aesthetics of line, shape, and color are described in detail, along with several manifesto-like statements on their goals and ideas. The concepts of AfriCOBRA’s philosophy and aesthetics are still relevant for its founding...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 110–117.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in a formalist milieu and that, like Lewis’s oeuvre, presents simultaneous themes around the visibility and invisibility of blackness and speaks to an unmistakable black presence in the evolution and miscegenation of modernity. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Seeing Black...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michael D. Harris This essay is a personal meditation on Kara Walker’s work seven years after the author’s critical assessment of her work in the book Colored Pictures . Walker’s work is linked to African American cultural practices like signifyin’ and speaking in tongues and is found to have...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
... expectations of the relationships among word, image, and sound. Like the stuttering black bartender in Blonde Venus , these dissonant divas reclaim inarticulacy and nonsense to assert other histories and experiences that are situated at the very center of our own lived experiences of the world. Copyright ©...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 38–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to Angola, and today he is one of the country’s most important artists. Even though he has exhibited in important venues like the biennales of Venice, São Paulo, and Havana, one of his main concerns is the establishment of better connections within the African continent. Thus he aims to work and exhibit...