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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 48–55.
Published: 01 May 2009
... was violent. As the corpses' skin which Malam engages to create his pieces—in par• began to fall away in the fetid water, a crowd gath• ticular his larger, full-body casts—take place out• ered, demanding that the bodies be removed. The side and tend to call attention to themselves...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... play, as an index to the importance to him of dress- ing fashionably, indeed, of living within the world of fashion. (Le to the reader of this piece is Walter Barry Maxwell teaches at Cornell University in the Benjamin’s observation in the Passagenwerk that “to elds of comparative literature...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Régis Durand In this interview Régis Durand asks the French Algerian artist Kader Attia about his 2008 exhibition at the Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo (Navarra) and his ideas for the four different pieces exhibited. Durand is particularly interested in the genesis of these different works...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2015
... exhibition at the October Gallery in London, he has narrowed in on one self-invented sign, the “microcron”—a circlet of dots or globes—as the focal point of his symbolic system. But is the microcron visually interesting enough to hold this dominant position? In his strongest pieces, which have historically...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ekaterina Golovko This article explores two contemporary works (Kader Attia’s Open Your Eyes [2010] and Neïl Beloufa’s Kempinski [2011]), alongside Alain Resnais’s and Chris Marker’s 1953 classic short film Les statues meurent aussi ( The Statues Also Die ). The pieces belong to different contexts...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 50–61.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that the video is the product of volitional collaboration and negotiation between Breitz and the cast of Generations . Consequently, the piece avoids some of the critical shortcomings occasionally associated with her earlier work and embodies, in a provocative and parallel sense, Frantz Fanon’s emphasis...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 52–58.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Trica Keaton Au Nègre Joyeux , a large sign that dates from the late eighteenth century, is prominently on display in an area of high tourism in Paris, France. There is no accompanying historical plaque to explain its provenance or significance, and sources about the piece are contradictory as well...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the narratives and bend an association of ideas so that a black individual in a period setting is no longer synonymous with slave subservience and, by extension, does not instill fear or mistrust. She becomes the center of her own tale and hastens it forward. Creating pieces that simulate Old Masters’ techniques...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 120–121.
Published: 01 November 2010
... to elicit comparisons to woven cloth, chain mail, mosaics, and so on. Anatsui’s own invitation of such semiotic fluidity is considered in light of his work’s titles. The “meaning” of these recent pieces is to be found in two dimensions: the comparative resonances they set up in the viewer’s mind...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 98–108.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that reflect this understanding. Over one hundred pieces from five decades fill seven rooms. After training in Khartoum and London, El-Salahi returned home and developed a visionary, syncretic style that reflected his personal interrogation of Sudanese visual identity. The show—a retrospective of an artist who...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 74–94.
Published: 01 November 2018
... as historians, critics, museologists, and anthropologists. One of the exhibitions specifically juxtaposed African art pieces with works by Picasso, Brancusi, Paolozzi, and others. The congress was held at what was then the Rhodes National Gallery in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now the National Gallery...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... starting points are two of Cardoso’s key works: Repúblika (2014), created for the commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Amílcar Cabral, and Ferrugem ( Rust ), exhibited at the Tarrafal labor camp in 2017. She explores how these pieces act as political gestures of decolonization through...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 64–76.
Published: 01 May 2019
... in Brazil, during the cocktail reception hosted in his honor. By choosing to produce a performance piece that engaged with such concerns, Murillo aligned himself with a roster of contemporary Brazilian artists, whose works have been tackling similar issues through different media, including performance...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Silvi Naçi Rico Gatson is a cultural producer. Long before other artists, his work embodied the pursuit of light and pushed the boundaries of modernity by building new structures for understanding and representing black bodies in contemporary dialogue and the art market. Each piece commands...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 134–136.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Nancy Hynes Copyright © 2007 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2007 part of the transformation is through piece is Sasa; it was created by El EL ANATSUI creative combination...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... instrument for making the sculptures. Now, what I did with that was to use a series of wood pieces in one composition. Each of them carries a different mark, but when they are put...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 34–37.
Published: 01 November 1998
...-in- progress, a three-piece project in which he has transformed found Christmas trees into a sculpture by burning them, wrapping...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 58–61.
Published: 01 November 1996
... log of weather-bat• Takashi, "African Art of Our Time" is, presumably, the exclama• tered wood to command such a lively presence? What is it in this tion mark on the series of minor, loosely organized shows on piece that instantly draws you closer to it, that makes...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the gagging of Black Panther leader Bobby Seale during the Chicago 8 trial. Another piece, The Door (Admissions Office), featured an inked body outline of a face, arms...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 8–19.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as I Am.1 Mining in this context means rearranging the Shakespearean pieces to create new mean­ ings, new experiences.2 On the evidence of his sub­ sequent work...