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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 50–53.
Published: 01 November 1996
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 The black Arts Movement Its Meaning and Potential Amiri Baraka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 29 • Fall 2011 22 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-1496300  © 2012 by Nka...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Publications MEANS AND SEAS Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, staircase model of progress in world history, visualized by Elmar Holenstein. Source: Holenstein, Philosophie-Atlas Orte und Wege des Denkens (Zürich: Ammann Verlag, 2004) Zielinski Nka 41 Siegfried Zielinski There are no staircases in the sea...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 8–29.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the 1990s, dramatically builds on the critical prac - within the sovereign, modern state. In other words, Means tices of previous Egyptian women artists, secular this study suggests the ways in which...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and their resonance with current contemporary practice in the globalizing West. The interplay of beauty, nomadism, and participatory aesthetics enhances the appeal of Anatsui’s new works, and the intense linkages they establish between time, space, viewer, and material prompt us to redefine the meaning and relevance...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Kenya, the couple function like many global artists today working across continents, exhibiting their work in a wide range of geographic locations. The transition from being two separate artists to one has enabled Mwangi Hutter to push the boundaries of what it means to work collaboratively, what...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Daniel Widener The visual arts played a critical role in the cultural awakening that began with the Second World War and flourished in the aftermath of the Watts riots. In searching for new means of expression rooted in and relevant to the communities from which they came, black artists based...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 68–81.
Published: 01 November 2020
... University and the aftermaths of the Second World War in Africa, respectively, the article touches on issues of art education, the production of historical meaning, and the role of cultural institutions in Uganda. It also examines the complex entanglement between colonial legacies and postcolonial...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 54–69.
Published: 01 May 2021
... practice as a means to open up ways to reconceive hospitality as a site of interruption, absolution, and abolition, and it reaffirms scholarship that conceives Enwezor’s exhibition making as a decolonial practice. © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 2012 La Triennale Intense Proximite curating...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 86–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of these developments and reckon with the implications and meanings of these changes in conditions for those suffering their consequences. Often central to and reflected in the artist’s work is a critique of narratives of progress. This article examines the ways The Notion of Family series bears witness to Black life...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 48–60.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Elizabeth W. Giorgis Ethiopian artist Dawit Abebe’s Jerba paintings were first exhibited in Addis Ababa in 2015. Jerba , a word that means “back” or “background,” is a series of mixed media and acrylic paintings concerned with historical memory and the political and cultural accounts attending...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a lodestar, a touchstone, and a balm for that self-same Jamaican soul. Miles Davis provided, at the very least, jazz as a musical genre, as a mode of being deeply inflected by race, as a means of delivering solace, succor, and sustenance for two black souls. While there is no symmetry, perfect or imperfect...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to explore new possibilities in their own artistic practices. Not only did such writings allow artists to explore (and re-create) new structures of meaning for their works, but also African art history provided viewers and intellectuals in the arts community with a guide for reading these complex works. I...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 110–123.
Published: 01 November 2018
... necessarily privileged certain artists and cultural workers with the means and/or governmental and United Nations support to travel. During the same era, popular print magazines became an important vector of transnational black affinities. In the case of Bingo magazine (based in Paris and Dakar...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 10–19.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the racialist exaltation of a Black essence, Négritude aims at what Immanuel Wallerstein has called a truly universal universalism. The present essay examines the meaning of Négritude as existence and pursuit of the universal. Négritude essentialism Léopold Sédar Senghor Immanuel Wallerstein universalism...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 96–109.
Published: 01 November 2018
... diplomacy, a central policy thrust of Senegalese government since independence. Coincidentally, the mainstream art world had begun to reexamine the meaning of internationalism in the wake of neoliberal globalization, with groundbreaking exhibitions such as Magicians of the Earth at Centre Pompidou in Paris...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of rioting in South Africa’s visual field, where rioting has powerful historic meaning and contemporary political agency, is overdue. Artists who take on visualizing the riot face multiple challenges, including being aesthetically pigeonholed (politically, nationally, or otherwise). Visualizing the riot...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and social meanings of blackness and the body. Second, it argues that these artists directly challenge the seeming invisibility of black bodies in Western art history by reworking the linear trajectory of canonical discourses. They do not so much insert black bodies back into the Western canon as reveal...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 34–47.
Published: 01 November 2019
... his deep relation to the world around him via a mode of abstraction that is layered with meanings. This investigation follows by centering upon a single painting from Bowling’s white series, Icarus (2005), produced after the death of his eldest son. Icarus explores themes of time, death, and spiritual...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mireille Miller-Young This essay explores how black feminists working in the area of sexuality and visual culture necessarily face serious questions about what it means to present images of black women’s sexuality. Examining 1980s porn star Jeannie Pepper’s career, the author argues that black...