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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
... workshop that created Chi- cago’s seminal Wall of Respect mural. As a painter, Donaldson participated in over two hundred group Carolyn Lawrence, Uphold Your Men, 1971. Screenprint...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 118–127.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Women Artists: 1971 , the first show of professional black women artists, was launched at the Acts of Art Gallery. The fourteen participants went on to form an artists’ collective of the same name. The group eventually became a real sisterhood, working together on common aesthetic ideals and developing...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 138–144.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Barbara Jones Hogu was a founding member of AfriCOBRA, a collective of painters, photographers, printmakers, textile designers, and sculptors that Jeff Donaldson founded in 1968 in Chicago. This interview covers Jones Hogu’s participation in AfriCOBRA and deals with questions about the group’s...
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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 (2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the intersection of sex and race, gender and the role of women in collective organizing, the constitution of public versus private spaces, the extensibility of blackness as a political frame, and the ways that artistic practice provides models of engagement on each of those scores. Participants include Huey...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... challenges endured by generations of Black people in Britain, even as they have endured pronounced episodes of violence, at the hands of individuals as well as the state. Considering the image of the lone petrol bomber participating in the Lozells, Birmingham, riots of 1985, I further examine the media...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
... community is defined, cultivated, and contested in the world of digital beauty, from my perspective as both a historian of black beauty culture and a participant in these online communities. #TEAMNATURAL BLACK HAIR AND THE POLITICS OF COMMUNITY IN DIGITAL MEDIA Tiffany M. Gill...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Conversely, Daniele Tamagni’s Gentlemen of Bacongo documents the lives of a different kind of elite, the sapeurs of Congo-Brazzaville, whose devotion to European bespoke suits creates a stark contrast to their modest day-to-day reality. These and other participating artists including Viviane Sassen, Zanele...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and innovative techniques of painting that demonstrate the depths of his commitment to gestural abstraction as his primary mode of creative expression. Attentive to shifting terrain in technology, culture, and African American history during his lifetime, Whitten’s work participates in a memorial project...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with the work as she focuses on spatial dynamics and the ethics and politics of audience participation. The work expands political and ethical questions about woman as “sign” and the tensions that exist within the idea of woman as a collective “we.” The reviewer foregrounds the dense intertextuality...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... In January 1977, Lagos, Nigeria, was hosting the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC). It was a grander version of the first World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN), held in Dakar, Senegal, in 1966, and gathered fifteen thousand participants coming from more than...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 124–135.
Published: 01 November 2018
... expansive anticolonial cultural politics that had been integral to the lives and careers of such participants as Katherine Dunham, Langston Hughes, and Duke Ellington. The uneasy, unacknowledged presence of a broader anticolonial cultural politics, and an urgent sense of the unfinished struggle against...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
....” This essay attempts to relate the author’s experience of the various stages of the Benin-born artist Leo Asemota’s The Ens Project as he witnessed them unfold over the past thirteen years or so, during which time he was a spectator, a fellow artist, a participant, a recorder, and a collaborator, particularly...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Williams participated during his time in London and the reception his works received from artists and critics. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 Denis Williams Guyana Human World This Is Tomorrow exhibition abstraction Journal of Contemporary African Art 45 November 201918...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to analyze the site, Mountain Time Arts convened a diverse group of participants. Their research question became, What does it take to change the name of a river? After six months of research, the project centered on the act of changing the name of the East Gallatin River back to the Indigenous Crow name...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 11.
Published: 01 May 2004
... 3X3: Three Artists/Three Projects, the Official US Participation in Dak'Art 2004. Here, I provide some initial thoughts on the project and its reception in Dakar as a prelude to more in depth reflections in the forthcoming article. The main idea of the exhibition was to invite three artists to do...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 40–52.
Published: 01 May 2021
...- about conceptualism only when he was in Poland; search will always function as a point of departure after returning to Morocco in the mid-1970s, as he for further research on this subject.9 accounts, no one understood his conceptual activi- ties. While participating in conceptual practices and While...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 106–119.
Published: 01 November 2009
... CLAIRE TANCONS Mario Benjamin (Haiti), The Banquet , in SPRING , May 18 Democratic Plaza, Gwangju, September 5, 2008. Curated by Claire Tancons for Gwangju Biennale ’08. 200 participants, 90 min. Photo: Akiko Ota. 106 •Nka Journal...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 140–152.
Published: 01 November 2017
... The project paralleled the Wy Art Foundation’s the Mbari Mbayo Arts movement in the 1960s, is a vision of strengthening local communities through slower, more rustic city.10 Bringing the project to this an active participation in art creation. large and largely unexplored artistic space opened...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 96–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
... earlier tims. Through these virulent expressions of racial legislation because it refrained from holding individ• hatred, lynchers sought to assert the supremacy of ual participants responsible for mob violence while white rule not only over their victims but also mandating prosecution...