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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 124–141.
Published: 01 November 2012
... better be appreciated as early and re- markably assured works that embraced the creative reuse and repurposing 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... actually thing to do 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... arts, particularly the practice of Black riots in Brixton and Tottenham, respectively, were British artists. He is also an associate professor in certainly sparked by widespread accounts of these the art history department of the University of Texas two acts or consequences of great violence...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and writer 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
... responsibility have framed the from N.W.A.'s 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2009) 2009 (25): 163–165.
Published: 01 November 2009
... not defined by physical each work addresses more formal, phe - george’s camera moves across the sur - 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 that...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 38–45.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 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, in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 or...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 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 and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Falko Schmieder Inquiries of socially constructed realities or spooky handshakes with “invisible hands” of history are not exclusive to historians and philosophers but also part of artistic research and practice. This essay explores artworks of Tunisian-born artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke and deliberates...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 108–111.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Wallace-Thompson As a group show, Trade Roots presented an interesting selection of artists tied together by a common denominator. While at first glance the practices of these diverse artists appeared to have little in common, all three presented works that explored the ways in which our world...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the links between quieter, consistent practices of nomadism, the insistence of localism in his choices, and the attention to detail and aesthetic pleasure wrought from human labor and the passing of time. This article examines the propitious union of conceptual and aesthetic choices in Anatsui’s...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 to the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... topics such as markets and funding for collective art practices and the ways that wealth is distributed within and beyond black cultural organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. The featured panelists—Naomi Beckwith, John Corbett, Theaster Gates, George E. Lewis, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Blake...