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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 54–69.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... This article considers his exhibition-making practice within the context of hospitality. Conventionally, hospitality entails warmly welcoming guests to make themselves at home. This interaction between guest and host involves not only implicit codes of etiquette and manners but also an economy of exchange...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 168–178.
Published: 01 May 2020
...-8308282 © 2020 by Nka Publications PRACTICING ART in Revolutionary Times Bahia Shehab, Imprisoned Butterfly, 2016. Street intervention, New York City. Courtesy the artist Shehab Nka 169 Bahia Shehab W hen the Egyptian revolution started in January 2011, I, like millions of Egyptians in the country...
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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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as a translucent stained-glass Madonna and later as the portrait motifs of seven hundred fifty stars arranged as the celestial constellation above the Caribbean capital of Haiti at the instant of January 2010’s devastating earthquake. Even today, his art practice continues to articulate the body, be it present...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 124–141.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of metals and other materials long before the practice became fashionable among artists and environmentalists alike. Wosene’s works in the 1990s, including those that form part of his series Africa: The New Alpha- bet, continue his exploration of motifs and colors connected to his native...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... with our willingness to understand the a utopic individual even though there are moments economies between political space and people. If I of utopic enterprise. I just don’t want to be alone on could have an artistic practice that would allow me Dorchester. to be an individual — and I...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2010
... works (her concept matter), photographic with painted elements and drawn as well as thetic syn (she organic with combines terial ma- of terms in expressed is that one hinges on a practice of notion duality, artist’s The is located. practice Mutu’s in figures...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 38–45.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in this compressed time span and these different locations, this essay addresses the young Angolan artist’s engagement with the perils and possibilities of art practice as it transverses multiple art worlds. Kia Henda’s artworks engage with the potential of mis-seeing, the visual equivalent of mistranslation...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of collaborative practice in Africa and its diasporas. In this article, conference organizers Huey Copeland and Naomi Beckwith introduce the aesthetic, conceptual, and political stakes animating the conference and the issue emerging from it with an eye toward both critiquing mainstream artistic discourses around...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 163–165.
Published: 01 November 2009
... - Or, to put it another way, can artistic somehow reclaiming some of Africa’s ern and still extant practices. And to topography alone. Territories bear the nomenological issues of orientation. face of the rich red cloth as it extends engagement with dispossession, en - natural...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... during the mid-1980s there were certainly many Eddie Chambers is a curator and writer of art other such tragedies that spoke of a somewhat frac- criticism. Since the early 1980s, he has been involved tious or ill-at-ease Black British presence, the 1985 in the visual arts, particularly the practice...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of art of graffiti and the ways in which, in cities such as criticism. Since the early 1980s, he has been involved Cairo, the graffiti artist articulates and documents in the visual arts, particularly the practice of Black social upheaval. Her images reveal the extent to British artists. He is also...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
... controversial practices that inspired careers of black artists since Henry O. Tanner, and Jabari Asim's text The "N" Word, Pope succinctly inspired Romare Bearden's incendiary refutations and provocatively questions the very way we talk of the 1920s.8 The concept of deessentialization...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 28–43.
Published: 01 June 2017
... societies and periods. Placing the sensory experience at the forefront of cultural analysis and activity has been one of the driving forces behind Camille Norment’s practice as a whole, and her project Rapture , in particular. Her practice has been inspired by the contextual relationships between sound...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 44–56.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Margo Natalie Crawford This essay considers the very use of the word “black” in diasporic freedom struggles as a type of strategic abstraction. Crawford’s focus on blackness as a strategic abstraction deepens our understanding of the practice of diaspora as the practice of black abstraction...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a certain level of exposure, such initiatives have tended to privilege institutional agendas rather than the very artistic practices they purport to endorse. The paucity of genuine exhibition opportunities and significant publishing are factors that continue to bedevil a wider selection of black British...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 14–22.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the legacy of racism in small and big ways in South Africa. He was at the center of critical debates about race and representation. While there are all kinds of practical guidelines for how to talk about racism within the larger culture, we still do not have one for talking about racial inequality and racism...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on to things that are specific to the subjectivity of the artist and to locations of practice that cannot be simply erased by the idealism of a global art scene that has no boundaries. This specificity is something that could contribute to the complexity of our thinking about the dimensions of the contemporary...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tobias Wofford African art has played a role in the practices of studio-trained African American artists since the Harlem Renaissance. As knowledge about African art has grown and changed, so too have the ways in which artists have appropriated such art and imagined their relationship...
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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...