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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Maria Golia Over the course of three years researching thousands of old photographs for her 2010 book Photography and Egypt (Reaktion Books), the author came across few examples of what might be termed “surrealist photography” in Egypt and little evidence for the exhibitions organized by Art...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 234–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., not only garnered broad institutional recognition and critical accolades, but also situated him within the French art historical modernist canon and a cultural field that one might describe as black Atlantic, global in scope and discursively cosmopolitan. This article summarily tracks Hervé Télémaque’s...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Araeen’s 1989 exhibition The Other Story , the first major attempt to create a broad black British art history, and several other not dissimilar, exhibitions. The article also considers what changes to the fortunes of a small number of black British artists might be deduced from the awarding of honors...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... internationally. Some might argue that their success has been dependent on their representation in powerful galleries, and to some extent this is certainly true. Nevertheless, it is a small step in the right direction that relocating to major cities in Europe or the United States is no longer an absolute...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2020
... theorizations. Using this analogy, the author speculates on what sort of “cosmopolitan interest rates” might be assigned to the social and economic debts owed to the descendants of slaves who suffered great loss at the hands of cosmopolitan global commerce. He concludes that it is a rate of interest that says...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of the History paintings (late 1980s) might have been the artist’s way of both dealing with and reflecting on the psychology of apartheid as the institution lurched to its inevitable end in 1990. In the early 2000s, before settling on ink and wood glue, Siopis spent a few years producing oil and ink paintings...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 14–22.
Published: 01 May 2021
... but who were at that time still underappreciated or emerging. Trade Routes not only challenged the status of the existing canon on African art but also proposed a new counter-canon. Additionally, Trade Routes and Enwezor’s concept of the meeting of worlds might have greater analytical potential...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 182–185.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in 1936, though Ethiopia was fully stabilized and Italy forced out in 1941. The author considers the questions one photograph might raise for a researcher writing a novel. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 fascist Italy Ethiopia photography soldier war World War...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 106–112.
Published: 01 May 2011
... history. But there might be a positive way to examine this situation and meaningfully represent art from a variety of viewpoints, including cultural anthropology and related fields. This exhibition is designed to develop a new site shared by multiple narratives and to encourage curators and art galleries...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 14–16.
Published: 01 November 1996
... of their dripping, oozing, bleeding canvases acknowledged that this interior might be anything other than that usually associ• ated with the western, white male subject...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 50–61.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., the distinctiveness of the ordinary individual thresholds and involving the beholder in a sort of is thrown into high relief. The nobody — as Breitz disturbance of levels.1 But might we go further still? puts it, and as she has called herself in interviews — If the metaleptic aspects of Extra threaten the integ...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 60–63.
Published: 01 May 2004
...-spoilt, places that time had passed by, places, able. it might be said, that had never been discovered. So histo• Flanked by three so-called Union Black flags (the United ry was set on its head; the islands were refashioned.^ Kingdom's Union Jack...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2008
... that "alternative" From the Editor here might be the wrong term, since the supposed "mainstream" spaces, with the exception of South Chika Okeke-Agulu Africa, either do not exist...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for being a troublemaker and rabble rouser. I suspected that his reputation might simply have been the consequence 154 Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art 48 May 2021 DOI 10.1215/10757163-8971384 © 2021 by Nka Publications of his sharp tongue and militant criticism of colo- the copy to its...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 44–49.
Published: 01 May 1995
... in how flective antiquity. we respond to work by African artists of a particular "caste," level As successful as this pairing might seem to the eye, the mor• of training, and visual sophistication. In the highly leveraged phological reading...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2000
... on opacity of matter are fundamental and lead to lucency. Stanislas my will, that everything I might accomplish in life would not be won Chojnacki writes: by my own efforts but given as a gift."5...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., of the idea of a tradition that is ‘black’ particularly over the last decade, which might be and ‘radical’ is the way in which it offers an idiom of called “the F decade,” one inaugurated by the Studio belonging, a vantage point from which to narrate a Museum in Harlem in 2001 with Freestyle and end...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 126–131.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and contemporaries whose names are bywords for scale (let alone the minimalist phenologism of the beholder), here he is institutionally coextensive with one of them, Richard Serra, for whom the Qatar Museums Authority, ton-for-ton, might be the amplest patron.7 More generally, the association of scale with Anatsui...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 58–61.
Published: 01 November 1998
... that the food might have been made for the American taste, for instance. I think what is important is 58»Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art to be aware...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... thus ation of entrenched values involving race, sexuality, turns on how we might inventory state and mar- gender, and a host of other characteristics that have ket forms that exist as competing Gramscian traces been used in prejudicial ways. Although capitalism operating within collectivist art...