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Nka (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 (2015) 2015 (36): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2015
... or athletic shoes, just as they on an adjacent street outside the exhibition. Taken discern which pedestrians are potential buyers. Of as a whole, the installation redirected the audience’s this Diba observes, “Market vendors are perhaps the focus to our daily field of vision, urging viewers “to most...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... history of collectivism by distinguishing between two root forms, one derived from formal enfranchisement of political life and the state and the other from the laissez-faire informality of economic life and the market. While we are very aware of the social and political costs associated...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the United States) stands in contrast to the secondhand clothing imports that are sold in Haiti’s various marketplaces for local consumption. Used clothing is often imported to Haiti from the same markets that receive its new clothing exports. Secondhand clothing is frequently redesigned to suit local taste...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... topics such as markets and funding for collective art practices and the ways that wealth is distributed within and beyond black cultural organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. The featured panelists—Naomi Beckwith, John Corbett, Theaster Gates, George E. Lewis, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Blake...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Silvi Naçi Rico Gatson is a cultural producer. Long before other artists, his work embodied the pursuit of light and pushed the boundaries of modernity by building new structures for understanding and representing black bodies in contemporary dialogue and the art market. Each piece commands...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 100–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of a global art market. © 2020 by Nka Publications 2020 Museum of Modern Art modern modernism Alfred Hamilton Barr Jr William Rubin Journal of Contemporary African Art 46 May 2020100 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-8308222 © 2020 by Nka Publications Hans Belting W hen the Museum of Modern Art...
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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 (2010) 2010 (27): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2010
... on the international restoration laboratories. The implications for the scene will remain fragile. I worry about the effect scholarship and international contemporary Afri- of the rising monetary value of works by modern can art market, dominated more or less by Nigeria and contemporary African artists...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 64–75.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., Gwendolyn. 68 Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art 50 May 2022 Akinola Lasekan, Village Market, 1955. Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 50.5 cm. Courtesy the author The Road to and from Mbari The Lawrences visit to Nigeria lasted for eight months. For much of that time they stayed at Beier s house in Osogbo...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 106–113.
Published: 01 May 2001
... and artists should be viewed with skepticism, one cannot deny the significant impact of western material culture on the creative arts of today. Needless to say, one wonders whether creativity has become symptomatic to the concept of "production to market". Within the framework of a phrase...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 90–101.
Published: 01 May 2007
... that, "Post-Black is the New Black," what she was Tate explored the phenomenon of intercultural really forecasting—if unintentionally—was the fetishization and aggressive marketing of the black discursive impact of hip-hop's hustler mentality body as exemplified by the young...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... made around the world. They picture acclaim has brought a lot of attention to Leonard’s storefronts and market displays, not only in distant work — a large body of photographs and sculptures metropolises like Kampala, Mexico City, and War- that have ranged from aerial landscapes, to nudes, saw...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Orleans is also the city of is happening right now, particularly, is that since bounce music, and of course that’s a space for non- the late ’90s, we’ve just really solidified the fact that heteronormative identities. However, I also want to everything is market-­driven. It is capitalism all...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 22–35.
Published: 01 May 2022
... known to those who seek well beneath the surface, under and beyond Haiti s initial unsettled appearance. 14 The markets of Haiti also served as important touchs­tones for African American artistethnographers. William Edouard Scott spent a great deal of his time in Haiti painting those he encountered...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... will acknowledge that So what to do? Sometimes I make pots. This is the market favors a certain kind of individual over one of my ceramic wall pieces that I made in 2008; the collective — then I decided (being market-­driven it was me reflecting on Giorgio Morandi. I wanted and God-­led) that I would listen...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Afri- can market, as books are placed on pallets, the reading tables are made from truck tires and plywood tops, and the library inventory can be searched on computers installed on the backs of black bicycles. The room was domi- nated by the banknote-­covered “cura- tors’ table,” where...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- masks and sculptures, usually found at exciting and special event was taking niques used in West African textiles the tourist markets, hang on trunks or place in the city. and with the important role that cloth wooden pillars; sculptures represent- The curators addressed...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Hudita Nura Mustafa Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 Textile Market, Dakar, Senegal, 1993. Fashion A s with most world cities, it is impossible to walk in a Dakar...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of sexual difference. sciousness, and economic sawy. Understanding During the identity debates of the 1980s and the black male body's value and marketability as a 1990s, black queer and feminist voices emerged commodity sign, Wiley's urban fetishism has suc• that were often virulent...