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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Gilvin Scholars of African visual culture will be well served by Akin Adesokan’s recent book Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics , which offers a model for interpreting artworks within the many cultural and economic contexts in which they function. The book is structured...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 184–191.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Malek Khouri In its origins, surrealism transpired as a radical subversive culture within advanced capitalist societies in Europe during the first few decades of the twentieth century. In colonial and postcolonial societies, however, surrealism variously assumed a quintessence of a protracted...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 140–141.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., postcolonial the throughout museums with sation conver- in space this reads museum. Pieprzak national the of structures foreign the with argues, Belghazi as encourage- in comparison, arts Moroccan of ment the for pri- institution a vate as authenticity claims space...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the more unique in the optimism it invests in the monstrous and grotesque as “imaginative universals” of the fragile human soul. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013 Postcolonial Grotesque Jane Alexander’s Poetic Monsters...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 8–17.
Published: 01 May 2013
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a photocopy of Le Corbusier’s use of the “Producing the Common” to really be animated, we needed brise-soleil for the spectator to take away) as well as its to have the participating artists to collectively produce colonialist ambitions in juxtaposition with postcolonial “Anonymous...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and consumption— postcolonial thinker Michel-Rolph Trouillot.2 “The sweet sugar with femininity; tobacco with mascu- Slave at the Louvre” was about this ghost. linity, prostitution, and revolution. Then a poet, an The program’s attention to history illuminated artist, and/or a writer in attendance evoked...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 102–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of authenticity. What is and against the repercussions of his political lead• striking about the two frontispieces taken togeth• ership, particularly the problematic postcolonial er is the contrast between Picasso's realism and status of the islands as Overseas Departments— Lam's...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2010
... past to pres- the dissident’s body not only a floating signifier of ent). The paradigm of plural modernities departs key elements of Senegal’s postcolonial history but from binary models that see Africa as “traditional,” 16 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 27 • Fall 2010...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 100–109.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Richard Mayhew: An American at Sonoma State University and author of Art and Abstractionist (exhibition catalogue) (New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 1978), n.p. Architecture in Postcolonial Africa (2006) and of 29. LeFalle...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... Postcolonial Studies and Critical Interventions. 12. Ibid., 135. 13. Ibid., 144. 14. Quoted ibid., 139. Notes 15. Quoted ibid. 1...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and suturing questions of the postcolonial in relation to diasporic perspectives in twentieth-century photography. Barnor’s remarkable portraits represent significant moments in African diasporic subject formation and the cosmopolitan self-fashioning that emerged in tandem with transcultural journeys through...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... osmopolitanism in relationship to the entanglement of Africa and the West and its reconfiguration at the intersection of modernity and postcoloniality. Journal of Contemporary African Art 46 May 20208 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-8308138 © 2020 by Nka Publications Salah M. Hassan Is Afropolitan the Answer? T...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... industry signals a newfound creative energy and prosperity, yet it also raises debate around such issues as Westernization, postcolonialism, race, gender equality and religion. Haute Africa focused on the work of photographers who are not interested in African fashion per se but who choose instead...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
... for an artist’s dedication to making both him and his works visible while simultaneously acting as a form of resistance against marginalization and oppression on the basis of both race and gender. Rodney’s practice is considered here within wider discourses dealing with a postcolonial reading of pain, aesthetics...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 68–81.
Published: 01 November 2020
... University and the aftermaths of the Second World War in Africa, respectively, the article touches on issues of art education, the production of historical meaning, and the role of cultural institutions in Uganda. It also examines the complex entanglement between colonial legacies and postcolonial...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 70–95.
Published: 01 May 2021
...-institutional contexts. Resourceful curators across the world have successfully translated his models into critical formats and inventive ways of producing social and political knowledge, carefully adjusted to local contexts and needs. The aim of this article is to trace the influential postcolonial “platforms...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... pointing toward the possibility of reinventing alternative relations with(in) the city. Drawing upon a theoretical framework indebted to postcolonial, diaspora, globalization, area, and urban studies, this essay also explores more or less acknowledged art historical affiliations of Chagas’s work...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and postcolonial monuments while incorporating colors and patterns from textiles into elaborate backgrounds. However, Wiley’s response to Africa extends beyond formal considerations. In the spirit of Négritude he mined a collective African identity to contest former colonial hegemonies, critiquing...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 136–153.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Moroccan independence in 1956, these artistic practices were interwoven with a deep commitment to postcolonial national culture and a clear anticolonial stance. These same ideas can be read in the exhibition history of this group of artists. Together, the exhibitions suggest an alternative cartography...