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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... A piece made with oil drums is titled Black and White . There is also a video ( Oil and Sugar ), which shows a structure of sugar cubes disintegrating in a pool of black oil, as well as a series of sculptures made with empty plastic bags. Another work discussed at length in the interview is Ghost . Durand...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
... significant for an artist who, in the 1980s at the height of the antiapartheid movement, made ardently realistic figurative oil and mixed-media paintings that signified the psychic detritus of apartheid’s pathologies. The weighty sparseness of Siopis’s Cake paintings (1981–81) and the airless excess...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
... began her career making figurative oil pastel and charcoal portraits that have become synonymous with black artistic practices of the 1980s. This article presents a new reading of three of these iconic portraits— Auntie Enid–The Pose (1985), Missionary Position II (1985), and Big Women’s Talk (1984...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... to the foibles of its creator.1 For within the “picto- brilliance of such flares. It provides but an inkling rial/cultural turn,” the image’s capacity to signify of the huge amount of energy expended. Host com- tends to be underrated. Signification implies the munities of oil-­prospecting sites tend...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Elizabeth Colomba, The Ants, 2011. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in. Based on a mythological theme of Psyche and Eros. Courtesy the artist. © Elizabeth Colomba Colomba Nka • 197...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 48–53.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Phokela's seductive use of oil paint, often using a reduced palette, reflects the use of the medium by the Old Masters, for whom, it's been said, "flesh was the reason oil paint was invent• ed." Paul O'Kane notes that "Phokela's craft brings home the 2 unpalatable fact that the great tradition...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of Contemporary African Art 2011 Faith Ringgold, US America Black, 1969. Oil on stretched canvas, 60 × 84 in. © Faith Ringgold America Black Faith Ringgold’s Black Light Series Journal of Contemporary African Art • 29 • Fall 2011 50 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 92–95.
Published: 01 May 2001
...- ist. Unlike in her previous canvases where she worked mainly with oils, taking full advantage of the medium's propensity...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 20–33.
Published: 01 May 2011
... first to Ibiza, then to London. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Louis Khehla Maqhubela, Gestation, 1985. Oil on canvas, 120 × 120 cm. Collection: Robert Loder Journal of Contemporary African Art • 28 • Spring 2011 20 • Nka...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (52): 96–106.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., watercolor, acrylic, oil, gesso on paper, 11 x 14 in. Exhibited at FLXST Contemporary, 2020. Photo: Leasho Johnson Marsh Nka 97 Mother makes man (still from performance), 2020. Performed at FLXST Contemporary, 2020. Photo: Dabin Ahn shows, Johnson introduces his audience to different characters...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the Moses Tladi, No 1 Crown Mines, ca. 1938. Oil on canvas, 35 × 50 cm. Private collection. Courtesy Publishing Print Matters (Pty) Ltd...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 146–151.
Published: 01 May 2008
... zed , Apartheid to the public eye. T he girl in Give the People What _ Journal of Contempora ry African Art Het Kwaad is Banaal (Evil is Bana~, 1984. Oil on canvas, 125 x 105 cm. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Courtesy Goodman Gallery Cape. Spring...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 48–53.
Published: 01 November 2010
... for the reception of The Holy is quite clear. Journal of Contemporary African Art • 27 • Fall 2010 48 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2010-007  © 2010 by Nka Publications Chris Ofili, Blossom, 1997. Oil, polyester resin, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on linen, 243.8 × 182.8 cm...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 90–101.
Published: 01 May 2007
... fetish-—has never been more at the center of mainstream culture. Passing/Posing (Decoration of the Chapel of the Sacrament in Thelma Golden's 2001 exhibition Freestyle the Cathedral of Udine, Ressurection), oil on canvas mounted on panel...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
... e l f - ­P o r t r a i t , 1950. his muse, Leonora Moltema, the famous Lenka, who Oil on canvas. Private collection. inspired some of his greatest paintings. He was a Courtesy the Tretchikoff Foundation prolific artist during the rest of the war, after which...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 58–63.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., oil and sand on canvas, 30 x 36" Collection of the artist. Dreams...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 96–98.
Published: 01 May 2000
... is in Trouble because of This Man Lumumba) Oil on cotton, 18x13" PATRICE LUMUMBA IN URBAN ART Elizabeth Harney J ean-Paul Sartre labeled Patrice Lumumba a "revolutionary without revolution, not a hero, but a mar• tyr of Pan-Africanism" (Van Lierde, 1963). His characterization underscores...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to the space of production, and the political stakes of abstraction. jhpowers@vcu.edu Copyright © 2023 by Nka Publications 2023 Morocco modernism abstraction gestural abstraction decolonization Jilali Gharbaoui and Jilali Gharbaoui, Composition, 1960. Oil on canvas, 97.3 x 162.7 cm. Image...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 228–245.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of great art instructors such as Rateb Seddik, a prominent artist known for his early engagement with the Egyptian surrealists and other avant-garde modernist movements in Egypt.2 Hassan Nka 233 Kamal Youssef, St. George and the Dragon, 1950. Oil on board, 46 x 37 cm. Courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation 234...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Art • 41 • November 2017 126 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-4271685 © 2017 by Nka Publications Kehinde Wiley, Place Soweto (National Assembly), 2008. Oil on canvas, 96 x 72 in. Courtesy the artist. © Kehinde Wiley...