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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Coco Fusco Copyright © 1996 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1996 THE THAT WERE NOTOURS BLACK PERFORMERS, BLACK PE RFORMANGE...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 64–76.
Published: 01 May 2019
... uniform and joined the house staff in the residency program: he performed housekeeping activities such as cleaning and gardening; he cooked for the house staff and his coworkers every day throughout the ten-day period; and he gave a fifteen-minute talk, sharing his perspective on issues of race class...
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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 (2003) 2003 (18): 66–71.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., and more recently in Berlin, Germany where he cur• rently lives, Rhode has been using the wall as a pri• mary medium for his ephemeral drawings and witty perform• ances. Standing as a support to his charcoal drawings, the wall also functions as a backdrop against which to stage...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 84–99.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Berni Searle The author/artist provides twenty images from three of her performance and video series: Home and Away (2003), Seeking Refuge (2008), and Mute (2008), complementing them with descriptions of the creative process and the collective experiences the images depict. Themes of identity...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 146–147.
Published: 01 May 2021
... artist Note known for her work in sculpture, collage-painting, video, installation, and performance. 1 Audre Lord, The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action, in Sister Outsider (Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press, 1984), 41. Mutu Nka 147 © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 ...
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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 (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 (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 (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 78–83.
Published: 01 May 2002
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the mythology surrounding Monáe’s public presentation, as well as the styling of the videos for “Tightrope” and “Q.U.E.E.N.,” I argue that Monáe insists on a playfully clad and performative “embodied knowledge” as a basis for her android revolution. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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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 (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 (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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jean-Ulrick Désert The work of Jean-Ulrick Désert, a Haitian-born artist currently based in Berlin, Germany, has often used the image of the body, most notably in his earlier performative works such as Negerhosen2000, where members of the public were allowed to submit portraits of the artist...
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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 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... This article closely reads the South African multimedia artist Dineo Bopape’s 2008 Silent Performance , alongside Berni Searle’s 2001 politically charged Snow White , to point out their generative potential for the intersection of the visual media, erotic pleasure, and nudity. Traditional views of pleasure...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of what he calls “recreational American material culture.” The author argues that Satterwhite’s virtual performances link queerness and utopia: his animated avatars make manifest his desire to occupy a world as multiplicitous and far-reaching as his sense of self. However, the author believes...