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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 108–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Selassie. Courtesy Library of Congress Journal of Contemporary African Art • 27 • Fall 2010 108 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2010-015  © 2010 by Nka Publications The Clothes Make the Man Portraits of Emperor Haile Selassie...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on this event; I wanted to make sure that things happened on the South Side. My ambi- tion initially, then, was more of a geopolitical/artis- tic interest, or...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... American Painting, Diasporic and Culture: Jeff Donaldson’s Wives of Shango,” accessed January Objects, and the Making of Modern Art, 1927–1977. 15, 2013, httpafricobra.uchicago.edu/wp-content/ uploads/2013/08/fleming.pdf, 6...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a police many names—Elegba, Ellegua, Leba, Papa Legba. or security o cer. It makes me wonder how black As the ultimate shape-shi er, king of mischief, he men, when both faced with and overwhelmed by has as many disguises as he does costumes and is these grim realities, contend with and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2006) 2006 (20): 22–31.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Leigh Raiford Copyright © 2006 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2006 Lynching, Visuality, and the Un/Making of Blackness Leigh Raiford hen Ida B. Wells and the NAACP tion, and memorialization of the black body from W embarked on the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 94–103.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Elvira Dyangani Ose Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? Formulas for Making the Invisible Visible Elvira Dyangani Ose Senzeni Marasela, Theodora Comes To Joburg (Series), 2005. Color photographs, 3 x (75 x 50 cm...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... members of the public to engage with their resources? Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 representation museums visitors social transformation inclusivity race MAKING SPACE, CHANGING SPACE BLACK PEOPLE AND NEW MUSEUMS Ngaire Blankenberg...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 60–73.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anne-Grit Becker In 1952 Cy Twombly (1928–2011) changed the focus of his European grand tour by making a side trip to North Africa. During his three-month stay in Morocco he engaged in activities such as assisting archeological excavations, making tapestries out of native textiles, and producing...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... global art domain, its increasing fluidity, the more so because it makes us aware that one can be an important international artist while residing anywhere in the world today. The idea of the off-centered condition of contemporary art refers to multiloci of artistic practice. Enwezor argues that this off...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., local articulation of black consciousness on Chicago’s South Side in 1967 in order to illustrate how local dimensions of black consciousness relate to the making of a global black consciousness. Crawford’s starting point is a photo archive of Bob Crawford, her father, a photographer who worked in the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
... paintings, and public installations co-opt the linguistic forms and pictorial metaphors of poster-strewn urban sidewalks. Deriving from the noble visions of John Muafangejo’s politically charged linocuts, Platter’s satirical drawings make textual references to familiar street advertisements bearing...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Susan Kart Market Imaginary represents a welcome departure from traditional documentary coverage of African peoples. By focusing on a historic market, the Marché Colobane, in Dakar, director Joanna Grabski subverts stereotypes and expectations of consumerism and art making in Senegal. Grabski...
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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 November 2012) 2012 (31): 158–161.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Geoffrey Jacques The exhibition of prints Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now , curated by Judith B. Hecker at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, offered a view of South African art-making practice that flourished among all sectors of society during the apartheid years. The exhibition evoked a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... writings, public appearances, and colleagues and comrades, which sometimes are indistinguishable from the other, but through the portal of a radical jazz figure. As such, Stuart Hall makes himself unfamiliar, if only for the shortest moment, and in so doing he compels us to think of him on other terms, on...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... community of Los Angeles in the last century’s middle decades, but as a way of adding nuance to our ways of seeing art history, art making, and the art world generally during that period. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 1940s, it earned favorable attention from key art journals. I argue that its warm reception indexes the painting’s ability to speak differently to different constituencies, from mainstream and African American modernists to the activists in the Black Arts and peace movements then beginning to make waves...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... political. One’s attire was an important extension of one’s personal and collective politics. Using Drum as a primary source, I demonstrate that many within the continent’s fashion industry were invested in telling an African-centered fashion history. They used fashion to make claims of modernity...
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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 2015) 2015 (37): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2015
... also make use of the abundant secondhand clothing found it its local markets. This model presents a potential sustainable solution to the volumes of used clothing filling the global marketplaces of developing economies, often at the expense of economic growth that would be strengthened by local...