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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Falko Schmieder Inquiries of socially constructed realities or spooky handshakes with “invisible hands” of history are not exclusive to historians and philosophers but also part of artistic research and practice. This essay explores artworks of Tunisian-born artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke and deliberates...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Prita Meier This article explores how an oceanic perspective challenges still pervasive ideas about the constitutive link between place and culture in the study of the arts of Africa. Taking the rich and diverse photographs of nineteenth-century coastal eastern Africa as a springboard, the author...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... age of polar exploration and its link to geographic science and empire, then examine how its analysis was reprised and extended by Julien’s 2004 film. Julien’s film takes the critical scholarship of the book in new directions and in the process makes us think differently about Arctic discourses, race...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Atlantic, Lovell’s work is both rooted and expansive. Perhaps no other exhibition of Lovell’s recent work has linked “home” and “away” so clearly as Kith and Kin. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 Whitfield Lovell Autour Du Monde...
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Nka (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...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the links between quieter, consistent practices of nomadism, the insistence of localism in his choices, and the attention to detail and aesthetic pleasure wrought from human labor and the passing of time. This article examines the propitious union of conceptual and aesthetic choices in Anatsui’s oeuvre...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of the Lumpenproletariat in our current moment of global capital. It takes up Zoe Leonard’s Analogue series (2007) and focuses on a sequence of photographs within it that represent the transnational traffic in used clothing— a circuit that links Shenzhen to Brooklyn to Kampala. With a close analysis of Leonard’s...
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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 (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., connecting and dividing at the same time. The sea, however, does not connect in order to homogenize but rather creates distance as an important prerequisite for true communication, thus linking multiplicity in all its variety as a viable alternative to universalism. The author moves on to scrutinize...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of what he calls “recreational American material culture.” The author argues that Satterwhite’s virtual performances link queerness and utopia: his animated avatars make manifest his desire to occupy a world as multiplicitous and far-reaching as his sense of self. However, the author believes...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... I and the present and investigates the power relations between Western and non-Western worlds. Beloufa’s Kempinski overturns the idea of a globalized, materialistic future for everybody by filming dystopic yet realistic narratives. In this essay, the author examines how these three works are linked...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
... for the entire exhibition. The relationship between history and contemporaneity creates a fascinating subtext that links past, present, and future throughout the exhibition. Ultimately, the stories, poems, narratives, sound, music, and images come together to convey a real sense of all the world’s futures...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Peter Erickson This article traces the poetic and artistic evocations of Billie Holiday’s performance of “Strange Fruit” through cross-media strands linking Michael S. Harper, Rita Dove, and Glenn Ligon. Taken together, the work of these three black artists forms a network of memorials that act...
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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): 222–232.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the Western conceit of Africa as primitive, his 1960s and early ’70s writings chart a new direction, showing the linked struggle between African independence and the civil rights and Black Power movements in the United States. Again, we see another figure of the continent emerging in Baldwin’s late works...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 10–11.
Published: 01 May 2006
... ith this issue, Nka: Journal of Contemporary of the inextricable link between meaning-making and W relations of power. The same processes through which African Art embarks on a new venture by dedicating...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... was relatively He seems to link these horrors to the case of unchecked in popular cartoons like Tom and Jerry Haitian immigrant, Abner Louima, who was and Walt Disney features. African American sodomized by the New York City police with a middle-class leaders like W. E. B. DuBois...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 68.
Published: 01 May 1998
... reflex, Aubral nevertheless insists Moroccan craft production is trans• prompts a desire for other ventures textual intrusions in black type on on its causal links to this primal...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 70.
Published: 01 November 1998
... are Search of a Discourse and Critique/s linked by each author's forthright that Center on the Art of Black attempt to negotiate the complexi• practices. Although Hassan and his...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 120–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Mitchell, to take up the brush as well. As with shows a wide range of possible links between time- Richard Powell’s characterization of Donaldson’s based and space-based art. I want to illustrate...