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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Chanda Laine Carey This essay closely surveys Jack Whitten’s 2014 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. An emphasis on the aesthetics of gestural abstraction informs Whitten’s work of the last five decades, resulting in a body of work that pushes through historical events...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 140–149.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jody B. Cutler-Bittner The recent exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective (Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 7, 2018–January 13, 2019) offered a chance to consider the technical and iconographic breadth of an oeuvre that has been exhibited mainly in sporadic doses for the past few decades...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 42–47.
Published: 01 November 2010
...N. J. Hynes The British painter Chris Ofili’s retrospective at the Tate Britain in London shows a painter reinventing his approach to paint in the middle of a successful career. His previous work used multiple layers of cutouts, paint, glitter, resin, and dung, creating a lush Afro-rococo style...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 48–53.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Kris Juncker Inadvertently, Tate Britain may be forecasting the fate of hip-hop and its artistic expression through a midcareer retrospective of Chris Ofili’s work. The exhibition presents a number of stages of his development, with an emphasis on the breakout, commercially successful work...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 88–95.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jordana Moore Saggese In 1992, during the first retrospective of Basquiat’s work, Richard Marshall lamented: “Jean-Michel Basquiat first became famous for his art, then he became famous for being famous, then he became famous for being infamous—a succession of reputations that often overshadowed...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 106–112.
Published: 01 May 2011
...- matched by any one-­person museum exhibition of logical museum. For example, despite his lifelong a black African artist. assertion of his modernist artistic sensibility and The second focus of this exhibition is to repre- identity, the first retrospective...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 136–139.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Delinda Collier Steve McQueen’s retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago argued for a relationship between his gallery work and his current cinematic productions. Opening a year before the release of his successful 12 Years a Slave , this retrospective exhibition demonstrated McQueen’s...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 98–108.
Published: 01 May 2014
...NJ Hynes Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist , the Tate Modern’s first retrospective of a modernist artist from the African continent, marks both an institutional acknowledgment that the story of modernism in art is not limited to North America and Europe and a commitment to acquisitions...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 100–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... retrospective look, since its curators were tempted to exhibit its own collection, so unique up until the sixties, in the new exhibition halls. This launched a dilemma for MoMA, as it became a place for past art with little space for new art. In an in-depth analysis of what constitutes “modern” art...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 22–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
... work has been enriched by the experience of living in three continents. While Morsi’s oeuvre is the embodiment of polyphony, a unifying force that defies any singular reading is the surrealist spirit that permeates his work across different mediums. The retrospective Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 60–73.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sketches? Relating Twombly’s studies to his own writings and retrospective commentaries, this article aims to show that Twombly’s attraction to African art corresponds to his exploration of the materiality of things, leading toward modes of mark making that would prove significant for his future production...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of sculpture that speaks of a cosmopolitan vision in which several traditions collide to create a new visual language combining African-derived forms with a minimalist aesthetic. The new works and the archival material included in the retrospective exhibition Amir Nour: Brevity Is the Soul of Wit , organized...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and resultant flat style. The artist’s first retrospective offered a chance to consider these and other issues regarding form and content in his oeuvre thus far; this critique suggests that, while still developing, his pattern-heavy painting especially reveals commitment to exuberant opticality as well...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 122–125.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Jennie Hirsh This review examines the midcareer retrospective Yinka Shonibare MBE in the context of its third and final venue, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. The survey featured examples of the artist’s familiar interests—the complex relationship between colonial...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 20–33.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Marilyn Martin This article, based on the catalogue of his 2010–11 retrospective exhibition, assesses Louis Khehla Maqhubela’s contribution to South African art. Born in Durban in 1939, Maqhubela also lived in Soweto and studied at Johannesburg’s Polly Street Art Centre. By winning the overall...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., is his first major retrospective. It begins from poststudent work in the 1970s and includes work in a variety of mediums up to the present. Because of some highly problematic display decisions, however, a full sense of the artist’s journey is difficult to discern. The absence of certain well-known works...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 68–75.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 2012 68 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-1496480  © 1995 The Weusi: A Renaissance in Retrospect, Jamaica, New York: Jamaica Arts Center Weusi artists. Top Row: Abdul Rahman, Taiwo Shabazz, Kay Brown, Okoe Pyatt, unidentified. Middle Row: James...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the exhibition was expanded from the Cairo presentation to include a new section on Photography and Egyptian Surrealism. In addition, two major retrospectives, Kamal Youssef: Egyptian Surrealism s Time Capsule (2016) and Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination (2017) were organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 34–37.
Published: 01 May 1998
... in the Jean-Marie Teno retrospective, which included two fea• tures—Afrique Je Te Plumerai (1996) and Clando (1997)—and three shorts. Afrique Je Te Plumerai is an innovative hybrid, one of the few documentaries in this year's pro• gram. Combining archival footage, inves• tigative-reporter-style...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 76–87.
Published: 01 May 2015
...) in ing an effort, in the months immediately following a three-part exhibition commemorating Basiony’s the uprisings, to continue its longstanding monop- life and work. Concurrently, a retrospective exhibi- oly of (national) representation. Therefore, impera- tion of his sound-art, performance...