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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... emanate from the icons as cosmic rays or halos. The harmony and unity in Gatson’s work empowers us to think of a brighter future, one that accepts and scrutinizes the past. Vigorous power lines—the meeting of two forces opposed to each other by their very nature, formally and conceptually—guide the viewer...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Julia Elizabeth Neal Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power is a meticulous case study into an embattled New York art establishment, which black artists critiqued as perpetuating racist, exclusionist collecting and exhibition practices during the 1960s...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 44–56.
Published: 01 November 2018
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 150–153.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jody B. Cutler-Bittner Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 RE V IE W S Journal of Contemporary African Art 45 November 2019150 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-7917204 © 2019 by Nka Publications SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER BROOKLYN MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 FEBRUARY 3...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Power era by redeploying them in experimental film and digital formats. Often highly didactic and formulaic in their original form, the Black Panther Party’s imagery of guns, fists, and men in militarized formations contested prevailing notions of race, power, and masculinity. Similarly, groups like...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 158–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... unstable, held in place ate presence of the image. In some reading “Yes Boss—WP ,” becomes al - S POWER PLAY and reinforced by the institutions of pieces, Langa lets the quiet...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 78–83.
Published: 01 May 2002
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
...). One radically change how compelled people feel to come of the men is fully clothed, his face obscured. The to a museum. Making a connection with another other is a naked black man with scars on his back, human being is one of the most powerful and seemingly working on the sculpture...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 130–139.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Holiday Powers This article looks at French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada’s artwork and her role at the Cinémathèque de Tanger (CdT) in response to the mutating cosmopolitanisms of contemporary Tangier, Morocco. The article focuses on her projects A Life Full of Holes: The Strait Project , Iris...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 140–141.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Holiday Powers This article reviews Katarzyna Pieprzak’s book Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Post-colonial Morocco (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). The book covers the discursive usage of claims of modernity in Morocco from 1912, the beginning of the French Protectorate, up...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., commerce, culture, and power rela- were compounded by the oft-­noted gap between the tionships.”6 Harrell sees phantasms as primordial formulation of decisions in meetings and their effec- sources of power and knowledge: tive implementation on the ground. 42 • Nka Journal of Contemporary...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 120–127.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of how a formal aes - leged collective creativity and solidarity. Both Don - plinary artists ’ group , the Organization of Black based in political or social power. Douglas asserts thetic articulates political and social meaning. In aldson and Abrams were instrumental in founding American...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 136–153.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Holiday Powers The artists of the Casablanca Ecole des Beaux-Art under the directorship of Farid Belkahia, through their own personal practice as well as their pedagogy, tried to root the aesthetics of international modernism in a distinctly Moroccan idiom by using local referents. Following...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 42–53.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey artist gender race power WANGECHI MUTU A Fantastic Journey Trevor Schoonmaker Journal of Contemporary African...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Celeste-Marie Bernier Black British artist Barbara Walker works across multiple narrative series to create hard-hitting dramatic tableaux in which she does powerful justice to the psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, social, and imaginative realities of lives as lived by black women, men...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Erin Dziedzic Everything Matters seeks to explore the positive reciprocal exchange of power relations suffusing the South African painter Deborah Poynton’s monumental canvases. Works from 2008 and 2009 were shown at Poynton’s first exhibition in the United States. Employing Gilles Deleuze’s (1925...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 28–43.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Katya García-Antón; Antonio Cataldo Our senses, and in particular sound, can be reconsidered as gateways of knowledge, instruments of power, and sources of pain and of pleasure. Furthermore, it is important to acknowledge that they are subject to dramatically different constructions in different...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Yasmine Espert Pressure , the first feature film by a black British director, was the center of praise and critique at the time of its release. Completed in 1974, it narrates a coming-of-age story about a young man who discovers the complexity of Black Power activism in London. This article...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and mobility of ideas and material cultures within and beyond ethnic, national, continental, and racial boundaries. Examined within this framework, the art of Boghossian, Ampofo-Anti, and Ekpuk tells us that Africa remains for its artists a site of powerful imaginaries, a historical place to which...