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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1995) 1995 (2): 50–52.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Donald Odita Copyright © 1995 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1995 THIS EXHIBITION WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY Donald Odita The...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the exhibition as an opera in four acts about our world now, in the past, and in the future. Kasbah is an installation of a shantytown made with sheet iron and plastic, showing the town from above: the roofs spread over a considerable area, but always on the ground, so that visitors can walk over...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Gilane Tawadros Three works made up the exhibition Scat—Sonia Boyce: Sound and Collaboration , presented by Sonia Boyce and the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) at Rivington Place in London from June through July 2013. The three works use image and sound in strikingly different but...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Peter Erickson This article on Nick Cave’s exhibition Meet Me at the Center of the Earth locates the center in Cave’s first soundsuits, made in response to the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police in 1991. Cave makes a connection between King’s flattened body on the ground and twigs that...
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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 May 2015) 2015 (36): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... African American woman who had been seized and murdered by a white mob one year earlier. Fuller’s Turner bears no traces of torture and rises with her child from an abstracted heap of her attackers. This paper considers the inclusions and exclusions Fuller made in interpreting the memory of Turner’s...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 76–87.
Published: 01 May 2015
... representative on a national pavilion. It also examines some of the curatorial choices made in the presentation of Basiony’s work. It argues that the emphasis on the artist’s martyrdom throughout the exhibition restricts our reading of his work to the tragic events leading to his untimely death. This article...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... within Africa, today’s designers are making desirable, well-made, well-marketed collections that hang from rails all over the world. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Africa fashion textiles photography models global style A BRIEF HISTORY OF AFRICAN...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 120–121.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Yemi Onafuwa This review considers the Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui’s recent work—stitched “cloth” made from recycled liquor-bottle caps—in the context of his entire artistic production and his “remix and recycle” ethos. By transforming glittering gold-colored bottleneck wrappers and silvery bottle...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 58–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Pamela Allara In the installation of twenty-five drawings on exposed photographic paper made between 2005 and 2008 Paul Emmanuel explores the ritual events that construct masculinity and, in his words, “help to form and perpetuate identities and belief systems throughout history.” Although the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
... trials, including fighting among members and criticism from the rest of the art world, the theater and school, along with the Black Arts Movement, has made a significant impact. The continuing task faced by revolutionary Black artists and intellectuals is to further the Cultural Revolution. Copyright...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 36–43.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of archiving black American culture and the lives of Hatch and Camille Billops, the artists who have made it their life’s work. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 The Art of remembering Camille Billops and James Hatch...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Terry Smith In his wall hangings of sewn-together tops from alcohol bottles and other detritus, most of them made since 2002, El Anatsui has accomplished one of the very few genuine breakthroughs in contemporary art anywhere in the world today. This exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, is...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
... cut . . . Symmetry that is free , repetition with change, based on African music and African movement . . . We want the work to look like the creator made it through us . . . We want the things to shine, to have the rich luster of a just-washed ’Fro, of spit-shined shoes . . . Color that shines...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 100–111.
Published: 01 November 2013
... international slave trade was made illegal—to the present day, the exhibition features more than forty artists, including Berni Searle, Wangechi Mutu, Tchif, Christine Dixie, Hassan Echair, Batoul S’Himi, Sammy Baloji, Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, El Anatsui, and Ghada Amer. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 166–175.
Published: 01 November 2017
... displays in town). The curators invited a number of established artists from Brazil and Europe. Nevertheless, Luntumbue made it his mission to anchor the event in the complex reality of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to take the people of Lubumbashi as his primary audience. He speaks about how...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Daniel Haxall In 1997 Kehinde Wiley made his first trip to Africa to meet his father, a Nigerian man he had never known. This journey resonated deeply with the artist, who returned several times and established a studio practice there. Wiley documented each visit through portraiture, creating...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and Langley in Chicago made by the Organization of Black American Culture that expressed the ethos of black liberation. In looking at the relationship between these two particular events, Crawford considers how the photographic representation of gatherings of black people and congresses is significant...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... seventy countries, including the North African delegations absent from the Senegalese event. The aims of the festival were “to revive and promote Black and African values and civilization; to illustrate the contributions that Black and African peoples have made to the universal currents of thoughts and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Erica Moiah James Critiques of anachronism have been used to dismiss art made in the Caribbean since the arrival of Christopher Columbus. This article argues that in order to render Caribbean art in the critical imagination, one must first decolonize notions of time foundational to the discipline...