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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... by a common investigation of ontological distances between Western and sub-Saharan societies and ways of exploring and conceptualizing these differences. Aesthetics and identity, heritage and museum-based practices, reappropriation and categorization are devices used to critically approach these pieces, which...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
... reasons, all of us here share some kind of heritage. And in that sense, David Hammons, as an artist whose work I've 34>NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art • Spring/Summer 1995 AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS ON ISSUES OF MUSEUMS AND REPRESENTATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ngaire Blankenberg When it comes to representing and collecting images and stories of black people, most museums have a long way to go. But while the collection and the exhibitions are important ways to demonstrate the presence of black people in art, history, and science, is this enough? Black...
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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 (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 (2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Julia Elizabeth Neal Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power is a meticulous case study into an embattled New York art establishment, which black artists critiqued as perpetuating racist, exclusionist collecting and exhibition practices during the 1960s...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Steve Pantazis This review covers Beninese artist Meschac Gaba’s twelve-room installation Museum of Contemporary African Art (July 3–September 22, 2013), presented at Tate Modern in London, which acquired the work as part of a two-year program to highlight contemporary African art. The show offered...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2019
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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 (2020) 2020 (46): 72–82.
Published: 01 May 2020
... multiracial and multireligious composition. The article traces this dynamic around the example of the non-European collections in Berlin’s Museum Island and the future Humboldt Forum, conceptualized as the world’s largest “universal museum.” The narratives through which this art is integrated into Europe’s...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 16–19.
Published: 01 November 1998
... all contain stamp-like imprints of organic forms Brancusi on an African bank note from The Museum of Contemporary African M,W&, installation. Museum on the Moon Fall/Winter 1998...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 70–73.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Holland Cotter Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 ill EROS CRUISES THE MUSEUM IN A FILMMAKER'S DREAMS Holland Cotter he...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 28–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
... not be marginal to the cultural life of the city, many whites, uncertain as to their place in the New South Africa, young South African artists have assumed important leadership pulled up stakes and moved north, taking their financial roles in revitalizing its museums. One successful...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 118–119.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of a knocked-down fighter, looking up cost of his intellectual contribution to at his triumphant adversary from the At The Brooklyn Museum the foremost dialogues of modern...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 74–77.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Thelma Golden embodies the intelligence of today's fashionably sophisticated and urbane museum cura• tor. Kim knows what's good; she has her hand...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 46–111.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Chika Okeke-Agulu This panel discussion examines the role of museums in bringing the work of African artists to the consciousness of the contemporary world. The topics covered include the participants’ first meaningful encounters with contemporary African art, the role of the curator...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 72–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Edward S. Spriggs This essay documents how Edward S. Spriggs, early director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, built the museum’s artist-in-residence program with the idea of engaging the community by providing studios to artists in need of space and by creating a printmaking workshop. The essay also...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 124–141.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., really, but an environment where a with the magical words of traditional healers, words 132 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 31 • Fall 2012 Migrations II, 2006. Acrylic on linen, 46 × 51 in. Collection of Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 90–99.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., installation view (detail), 2000. Waterfall, installation view (detail), 2005. Silver Mylar, light. Silver Mylar, light. Courtesy the artist Courtesy the artist flush brick wall. A trail of loosely piled rock and mid) at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, brick along the top...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., 1779. Mezzotint, 26 x 17.6 cm. Courtesy the Barbados Museum and Historical Society Cummins and Thompson Nka • 111 entirely on slave...