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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Soraya Murray; Derek Conrad Murray Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 ON ART AND CONTAMINATION Performing Authenticity in Global Art Practices Soraya Murray & Derek Conrad Murray ith the gradual shift of Western art- cal...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 124–141.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in collaboration with local Ethiopian welders. The authors also bring Wosene’s work into conversation with some of the broader artistic movements that have used script “against itself.” Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Visual Poetry/ Performing Script The Art of Wosene...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tradition and a critique of mainstream performance art history, this article starts in Harlem before taking the reader on a sweeping journey that calls at Chicago and Houston and ends in New Orleans. A cursory introduction to African diasporic public ceremonial culture, the article looks to carnival...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... That, 2012. Digital photograph documenting performance. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adrian Richards 118 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 38–39 • November 2016 both colonial and contemporary bodies within a Afro-Caribbean women in the artist’s own self- field of trade commodities...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 48–60.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of modern citizenship in the Ethiopian state. United Arab Emirates, and an adjunct professor at the ­College of Performing and Visual Arts at Addis ­Ababa University. Notes 1 Elizabeth W. Giorgis, Modernist Art in Ethiopia (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019), 280. 2 Giorgis, Modernist Art, 248. 3 Dawit...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to COVID-19 restrictions, and featured the multimedia artist’s 2014 film H-E-L-L-O , commissioned for the multi-year curatorial project En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean . H-E-L-L-O . Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Smith performs a deconstructed ceremonial procession through the city...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Theaster Gates From “Black Collectivities: A Conference,” held May 3–4, 2013, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator. After examining the vast structural responses to the need...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 64–76.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Murillo’s response sheds new light on the rich yet little explored local black Brazilian art production. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 Oscar Murillo black Brazilian art performance art Black performance Brazil ...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Projects, in which the image of Josephine art classes to the public with an unnamed (black) Baker, the American/French activist and performer, Journal of Contemporary African Art • 38–39 • November 2016 202 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-3641876 © 2016 by Nka Publications Jean...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on, twentieth-century American, European, and black diasporic art and culture. It seeks to contextualize as well as critique a select sampling of visual representations and performative operations of this enigmatic African, who conscientiously exploited the interests and conceits of modernism and primitivism...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 40–52.
Published: 01 May 2021
... conceptualists to and through conceptualist strategies prevalent in Africa and the West, Lagtaâ’s work was almost entirely situated in the linguistic, performative, new media, and mail art experiments characteristic of Eastern Europe. While the work of conceptual artists from the African continent identified...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
... in arranging discussions and performances at the British Museum, where he was a curator, publishing extracts of Leo’s work whenever the opportunity arose. Asemota occupies a unique place in what is loosely described as “contemporary African art,” not only because of the scale and timespan of The Ens Project...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... with American minimalism and Angolan contemporary artistic practice, which allow for a more thorough understanding of his photography as spatial, material, quasi-sculptural, and performative. Chagas’s work defies geographical, cultural, art historical, and artistic categorizations. While indeed departing from...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the arts; to foster better international and interracial understanding; and to give Black artists, writers, and performers all over the world a feeling of belonging to a common root despite the diversity of their individual cultural identities.” Marilyn Nance was the official photographer of the North...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Anjalie Dalal-Clayton The British artist Sonia Boyce was a central figure in the British Black Arts Movement and has in recent years achieved widespread critical acclaim within the field of British art. Although she is now known for her performative and collaborative approach to art making, she...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 94–113.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., conferences, exhibitions, and performances, uniting people and art forms and working beyond barriers. For two full weekends the event hosted numerous concerts by renowned stars such as Vieux Farka Touré, Sékouba Bambino, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Amadou and Mariam, Fousco and Djènèba, Master Soumy, Tab B., Calibre...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... surrealists, and their contributions to internationalism, antifascist global protest, and decolonization, staged and performed outside the West. The artistic and intellectual output of the Egyptian surrealists was primarily centered around activities initiated by the Art and Liberty group (Jama’at al-Fann Wa...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 8–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... (textual performances that aimed to somehow avoid framing and containing ephemeral but excessive acts of sounding black, looking black, and becoming black). Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Black...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 14–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... their performance/recitation It May Be Useful to Assume the Policeman’s Perspective Now and Then and about their film The Radiant ( 2012). Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 The Otolith Group (Kodwo Eshun and Anjali...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., and performative. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 YOURS in BLACKNESS Blocks, Corners, and Other Desire Settings Romi Crawford Dorchester Projects. © Sara Pooley Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34 • Spring 2014 80 • Nka...