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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 1998
...David Levi-Strauss Copyright © 1998 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1998 Most of all beware, even in thought, of assuming the sterile attitude of the complicity is concealed. "The perfect legibility of the scene, its formulation spectator, for life is not a spectacle, a sea...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., connecting and dividing at the same time. The sea, however, does not connect in order to homogenize but rather creates distance as an important prerequisite for true communication, thus linking multiplicity in all its variety as a viable alternative to universalism. The author moves on to scrutinize...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 180–183.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Brett M. Van Hoesen © 2020 by Nka Publications 2020 RE V IE W S Journal of Contemporary African Art 46 May 2020180 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-8308294 © 2020 by Nka Publications SUBLIME SEAS: JOHN AKOMFRAH AND J. M. W. TURNER SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 84–99.
Published: 01 May 2020
... harragas, landless immigrants, would have stripped off their wet clothes in the middle of the night and tried to hide from naval authorities. There would have been no trace of human beings for several miles around. At their backs was the sea, memory, in front of them an unknown land and uncertainty...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Ian Bourland This article considers recent films by the artist John Akomfrah (b. 1957, Ghana). It argues that Vertigo Sea , The Airport , and Purple exemplify a new phase of black British art production. While building on the methods and themes that characterize his time with the Black Audio Film...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Michael McMillan I have been always struck by how men of my father’s generation were so well dressed in those iconic black-and-white documentary photographs depicting their arrival after a three-week transatlantic journey by sea. They wore neatly pressed suits with a white breast pocket...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 116–119.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., center-screen, stares precisely timed fade-ins and fade-outs, along with T out to sea, a moped hums past and we hear the exploitation of the dual-screen presentation. the watery babble of voices, the sound of the Stairs are employed as a powerful metonym for sea; he...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 128–129.
Published: 01 May 2007
... an stands between two mirror images of interest in exploring the role of the sea skeletons in a collage of British Penny as a cultural force in shaping identi• Red stamps...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 204–205.
Published: 01 May 2008
... International intended to keep its myth of Caribbean idyll, but rather, to subject, the Bahamian turkey vendor guests safe from the sea's predators productively meditate on the desire Lizzie Anderson, with palm fronds—a and, we come...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 56–71.
Published: 01 May 2009
...," we are in "silent with privilege," "watching from the paint• the "Black" Atlantic. The adjective goes without ing's side" (129). The former takes its inspiration saying, and Julien brilliantly "translates" Walcott's from Romare Bearden's Sea Nymph (1977), one of verse...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 128–143.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and women have embarked on dangerous journeys on makeshift boats across the Mediterranean Sea to Eu - Immigration...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 14–17.
Published: 01 May 1999
... this particular tragedy at sea, a then common occurrence, into a nation• of Gericault's canvas. The drama at sea, in wide scandale celebre that challenged the return to rule of the Bourbon monar• chy...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 96–105.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to tenet of modernism. the sea marked this. I found myself just staring at the Bataille’s informe points to the formlessness of the sea, stunned at its expanse, intensity...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of fas- cinating young and creative cosmopolitan African immigrants, so-called Afropolitans2 The meta- phor of the wave, or travel by sea, is haunting Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Dysfunctional Family, 1999. © Yinka Shonibare CBE. Courtesy James Cohan, New York Hassan Nka 11 given its association...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in the back, and when he fell one of them of the film, Ashes. Filmed at the height of carefree guys went over to him and shot him up around his youth, Ashes is captured smiling and playing on a belly and his legs and thing. And that was about it.” motorboat that speeds through the turquoise sea...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 52–57.
Published: 01 November 1998
... area lie foaming breakers, Table Bay, and a Table and that of the exhibition structure as a whole, gels a little more once one Mountain apparently buoyant on the sea-mist. Quintessential Cape has taken stock of the four images that follow the ironclad hut. Arranged Town. The brevity of my...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the threats of rising, warming seas. The film, a montage of found footage of dueling anteaters, ink-squirting octopus, a rocket launch, swimmers, harpooners, farmers, hunters, aerial bombing, and scenes of natural and manmade catastrophes, ends with a balding man swimming toward a rocky river bank. As he does...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 114–126.
Published: 01 November 2019
... drastically in this era of globalization. Migration has never been more relevant to more of the world s population than in the last few years. It is an inherently unstable subject, and an endur- ing one. While movement across lands and seas has been endemic to human experience since our in- ception, today...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 22–43.
Published: 01 November 2020
... (Elegies to the Mediterranean Sea), as well as Troubadour Wadi al- Silicon (Troubadour of Silicon Valley) and Qutuf min Azhar Huqul al-Aspirin (Pickings from the Fields of Aspirin Flowers). Morsi s career as a poet merits be- ing treated as a separate endeavor beyond the con- fines of this article. However...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 60–69.
Published: 01 May 2010
... underscored the somewhere else. Directed outward toward the sea to literal absence of this subject in debates that have form another mise en abyme of illusionistic depth, recently become so central to an art world incon- these abrupt sculptures evoked eerily melancholic, gruously obsessed...