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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 60–71.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Hazel Carby Copyright © 2006 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2006 US/UK's Special Relationship: The Culture of Torture in Abu Ghraib and Lynching Photographs Hazel Carby No matter where you are in the United States, American mind. Who...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Zimbabwean and Mozambican migrants who trek between hostels seeking better-paying jobs in South Africa. Hope Chest continues the concept of an absent presence by capturing the relationships women form with the chests and goods given to them as brides. In The Brave Ones Mthethwa uses his signature portraiture...
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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 (2010) 2010 (27): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Frank A. O. Ugiomoh Documentary photography, in a very fundamental sense, locates the self and the other in determinate historical relationships. In these relationships documentary photographs usually capture what organized establishments like governments would rather have ignored. Documentary...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 80–151.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as the place of contemporary African art in art history programs and its relationship with contemporary Western art as a subfield within art history, as well as the challenges involved in training graduate students. The panel also walks on such gritty grounds as the relationship between contemporary...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2010
... convey a more egalitarian exchange of puissance . Several modes of understanding puissance in relation to the paintings are considered: the artist’s power over whom she chooses to paint, as well as the composition of the figures; the exchange of power among the people she paints and their relationship...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 72–82.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Fatima El-Tayeb This article addresses the long-term impact of colonialism on Europe’s internal structures and on its self-positioning in a global context. Using the 2015 refugee crisis as a focal point and centering the German example, the author explores the complex relationship between memory...
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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 (2021) 2021 (49): 100–118.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in Egypt that includes the international or non-Egyptian relationships and activities of this group of writers and artists. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Art and Liberty group surrealism in Egypt Surrealism in Egypt and Plastic Arts Bachir El Sibaei Hesham Geshta Virtues...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 120–131.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Hisham Geshta; Dina Hussein Author Hisham Geshta, literary and art critic and editor of Al Kitaba Al Ukhra ( Other Writing ), Cairo, Egypt, reminisces about his meeting and long-term relationship with writer and activist Anwar Kamel and their united efforts to publish established and emerging...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 8–23.
Published: 01 November 2021
... legacy within Egypt and in international surrealist circles. This article serves as a preview of contributions to this special issue of Nka , which serves as a followup to these two events, documenting the relationship of the Egyptian surrealists with Western counterparts, especially the French...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 192–201.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Gerard Aching In response to demands from French Communist Party officials for surrealists to define the nature of their relationship to communism, André Breton published Legitimate Defense (1926), a pamphlet in which he described surrealism’s ideological and political stance and identified some...
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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 (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Julia Kim Werts Throughout the mid-twentieth century, Ethiopia experienced a period of rapid modernization that affected the ways in which the Ethiopian people—particularly those in the capital city of Addis Ababa—navigated the shifting world around them. Their relationship with a modernizing urban...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
... for the entire exhibition. The relationship between history and contemporaneity creates a fascinating subtext that links past, present, and future throughout the exhibition. Ultimately, the stories, poems, narratives, sound, music, and images come together to convey a real sense of all the world’s futures...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Chapter 2 attends to the Metropolitan Museum’s failures with Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America , an exhibition meant to better its relationship with the black community and strengthen its image for an ambitious and expensive expansion plan. In chapter 3, Cahan explores tensions between...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 136–153.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Negro Arts (Dakar, Senegal, 1966), the International Meeting of Sculptors (Mexico City, 1968), and the Pan-African Cultural Festival (Algiers, 1969). The transnational relationships and growing solidarity with Third Worldism and Pan-Africanism evident in the exhibition history of the 1960s show the ways...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 196–210.
Published: 01 November 2018
... one had a different relationship with SASO, which commissioned artists to perform, read, and display their work at cultural events it sponsored. SASO and BC’s other parent organization, the Black Peoples’ Convention, both financed artist-directed projects and critically reviewed and reproduced works...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and Langley in Chicago made by the Organization of Black American Culture that expressed the ethos of black liberation. In looking at the relationship between these two particular events, Crawford considers how the photographic representation of gatherings of black people and congresses is significant...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
... artists. This article focuses on two specific exhibitions and artists: Eugene Palmer’s Didn’t It Rain (2018) and Barbara Walker’s Sub Urban: New Drawings (2015), both organized at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. The author stresses the contrasting relationship to photography that each...