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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 100–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Hans Belting Right from its opening in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recreated modern art as a new myth that was rescued from European history and thus became accessible as an independent value for an American audience. Paradoxically, the myth stemmed from the opinion that modern art’s...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Kristen Windmuller-Luna African architecture is having a moment in European museums. Joining the crowd is AFRICA: Architecture, Culture, and Identity , an ambitious and contradictory exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Hummelbæk, Denmark, June 25, 2015–October 25, 2015. Divided...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2019
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Alex Dika Seggerman This paper contextualizes the Art and Liberty group within the scope of Egyptian modern art. In doing so, it argues that this movement does not simply translate “central” Parisian surrealism to so-called “peripheral” Cairo. Rather, Art and Liberty represents a pivot...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 24–31.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Sylvester O. Ogbechie Copyright © 2002 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2002 i MWONWU m AESTHETICS AND ARTISTIC IDENTITY IN MODERN...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 140–141.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Holiday Powers This article reviews Katarzyna Pieprzak’s book Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Post-colonial Morocco (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). The book covers the discursive usage of claims of modernity in Morocco from 1912, the beginning of the French Protectorate, up...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 124–135.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Penny M. Von Eschen This article explores implicit as well as explicit debates over modernity among African American artists at the 1966 World Festival of Black Arts held in Dakar, Senegal, honing in on moments that reveal tensions among the artists as well as between artists and the US officials...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
...: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context (Durham, teaching focus on modern and contemporary art. He NC: Duke University Press, 2011); Maria Lind, “The Collabora- is author of Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the tive Turn,” in Taking the Matter into Common Hands: On Con- Site...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 228–245.
Published: 01 November 2021
... he was a student in high school, when he participated in an exhibition organized by the Art and Liberty group in 1939 and, later, in several of the Contemporary Art Group s exhibitions between 1946 and 1954. He also had several individual exhibitions, including one at the Museum of Modern Egyptian...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., unlike many works of modern were found objects) while removing the need for the art, of enjoying a popular audience as well (it even artist to declare an expressive stance. On the other has its own Wikipedia entry). But as art critic Ivor hand, stripped of the envelope of skin, mere bones Powell...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... November 2021 DOI 10.1215/10757163-9435625 © 2021 by Nka Publications Installation view of exhibition When Art Becomes Liberty: The Egyptian Surrealists (1938 1965), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, April 28 July 30, 2017. Left: Abdel Hady El Weshahy, Outlook (1), 1986...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 132–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
... additions, 7 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift, Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Marianne Filliou. Digital image © Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, New York 132 Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art 50 May 2022 DOI 10.1215/10757163-9729190 © 2022...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (52): 68–83.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of Black diasporic identities: emphasizing dispersion, fragmentation, and the violence of colonization instead of continuity.30 His Dark Silhouette series speaks to a dual identity, referring to both ethnography (the West African stylized tourist objects) and high art modernism (using pedestals made from...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Gharbaoui definitively at the margins of narratives of modernism. Moreover, this analysis precludes close attention to the ways in which Gharbaoui, like other painters of his generation, was shaped by the discourses of decolonization and the role that art could play in the new nation. Within this paper...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... osmopolitanism in relationship to the entanglement of Africa and the West and its reconfiguration at the intersection of modernity and postcoloniality. © 2020 by Nka Publications 2020 Afropolitanism cosmopolitanism xenophobia postcoloniality African and African diaspora art Journal of Contemporary...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 158.
Published: 01 May 2021
... later, in 2005, I received a phone call in Rabat, Morocco: Hi, Abdellah. Four: Doha 2013. Okwui was the first speaker This is Okwui. How are you. I am on L appartement I invited to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in 22 balcony; the space is great . . . . 1 Okwui was one of Doha for a talk on the Off...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 28–37.
Published: 01 May 2008
...), curatorial model, echoing the very Western ideo• Bandsman (1913-1926) from the series Trappings, 2002-2003. logical narratives of progress that left Africa out of © Hentie van der Merwe, courtesy the artist. modern art history. And yet this is a curatorial...
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Nka (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 (2023) 2023 (53): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2023
... examines the overlapping themes of Euro-American modernism and African art, collecting and colonialism, and homosexuality and race during the early twentieth century, when Locke was a leading theorist of Black aesthetics and a principal figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Installed in Sharjah City around...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 54–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
... alfann al munhat The manifesto, distributed in the streets of Cairo, contained a strong condemnation of totalitarian forces in Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, which had relegated modern art to degenerate art.1 In its original format, the manifesto included a reproduction of Picasso s Guernica. While...