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Nka (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...
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Nka (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 them. Another...
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Nka (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...
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Nka (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 (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 (2015) 2015 (36): 76–87.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as a 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 (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., 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 FASHION...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of wit, Rodney was, until his death in 1998 from complications related to sickle cell disease, one of the most compelling artists to come out of the Black Arts Movement of 1980s Britain. From X-rays of his cells to tiny sculptures made from his own skin, Rodney created conceptual self-portraits of his...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and cultural production. This article focuses on the use of the term Afropolitan , which has made its way into African artistic and literary criticism as a crossover from the fashion and popular culture arenas. In thinking about the usefulness of “Afropolitanism,” the author revisits the notion of c...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
... mother made during his childhood in the hopes of striking it rich on the Home Shopping Network. This article focuses on an early work, The Country Ball (2012), an animated video that brings together archival footage from Satterwhite’s family at a 1989 Mother’s Day cookout alongside his mother’s drawings...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
... significant for an artist who, in the 1980s at the height of the antiapartheid movement, made ardently realistic figurative oil and mixed-media paintings that signified the psychic detritus of apartheid’s pathologies. The weighty sparseness of Siopis’s Cake paintings (1981–81) and the airless excess...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 14–22.
Published: 01 May 2021
... through which to explore Africa’s entangled histories. Trade Routes mattered as much for the discourse it produced as for the artworks it presented. The exhibition checklist features extraordinary works that were made between 1989 and 1997 by artists whose critical acclaim we take for granted today...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 64–81.
Published: 01 November 2021
... he died of cancer. This extraordinary writer, who had made of the French language an intuitive force, came to accept that he would eventually be forgotten in France, the same way he had been forgotten in Egypt. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Georges Henein Art and Liberty group...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 72–84.
Published: 01 November 2022
... capitalism. Their bodies are made of a collage of dazzling jewels cut from glossy magazines that have rendered them invisible. Drawing on beauty politics, this article maps the visual repertoire of Newsome’s aesthetic and its geopolitical implications. A formal and contextual analysis highlights how the use...
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Nka (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 (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 (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...
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Nka (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 (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...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 120–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
... around the globe in an immersive, visually overwhelming environment. Yet, this overdose creates a space in which psychological transformation and political reorientation can occur. As a work made specifically for display in art museums of the Global North—at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art...