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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 (2012) 2012 (31): 22–35.
Published: 01 November 2012
... are in the midst of intensive ontological and epistemic shifts born of the near-­total expansion of neoliberal capitalism and the concurrent rise of technologies — satellites, cable news, fiber optics, GSM phones, digital photographs — that allow for the diffusion of products, signs, and experi- ence...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of seeing the world. As she moves through her personal and intellectual history, Davis shows repeatedly that liberation is necessarily both collective and revolutionary, requiring new ontologies, systems, and ways of being in the world. Liberation, then, is a creative act, for which we need to imagine new...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 22–31.
Published: 01 May 2006
... intimacy with its Wakayama, he and another SNCC photographer, subject and articulate distance. As self-crafted, Danny Lyon, "scored" this photo in a little town in though always negotiated and forming a dialectic Mississippi in 1964, the colloquial language suggest• with dominant cultural...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 18–25.
Published: 01 November 2001
... this skeptical view ized empathy with viewers while distancing them from reality by care• of modernist rationalist philosophy and urban planning. However, it fully putting a gloss over unsavory news. It would not have mattered needs pointing out that in the Detroit photographs, rather than a view 22...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to national culture even as he did not necessarily have direct visual reference to specific materials or symbols. For Melehi, abstraction was intrinsic to Moroccan culture, and he saw his modernist practice within the lineage of local visual practices as part of an ontology of Islamic art. These artists...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2023
... presentations. Yet, what does this cartography omit? Recall this passage in The Black Box, Enwezor s documenta essay: Rather than vast distances and unfamiliar places, strange peoples and cultures, postcoloniality embodies the spectacular mediation and representation of nearness as the dominant mode...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 38–45.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Throughout, Mathison uses the synthesizer music for its inor- ganicism, its distance from warmth and tactility. He favors its potential for intrusion...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... a distance as if they might have been created for a Byz- Indeed, in many of his works Anatsui seems to antine church 800 years ago. Up close you see what balance stories of loss — of languages, of forgotten rubbish they’re actually made of, and the sacred and oral histories — with the poetics...