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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ana Balona de Oliveira This essay examines Edson Chagas’s Found not Taken series (2008–), taking into account some of its main contexts of production and reception (from London and Newport to Luanda; from Luanda to Venice and London) while placing it in the broader framework of the artist’s...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 18–25.
Published: 01 May 2001
... was "going to put Jones Road on the map." This, Ringgold is doing in a variety of ways. The Jones Road Series and The Anyone Can Fly Foundation The Jones Road series will "channel" (Ringgold's Photographic portrait of Faith Ringgold. term) a multi-part narrative from the late...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the aesthetic value and sub- rary trends, include the marching band tradition. jective agency of the African American community. The Chicago-­based artist and filmmaker Cauleen The series of small empty gilded frames — held by Smith has taken up this tradition, mixed it with the 64 • Nka Journal...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 2013, I had the opportunity to conduct a series of conver- sations with John Outterbridge. He exudes Dsuch feelings of calm and resoluteness that you...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 76–81.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and surface. In the exhibi- During installation, Gush purchased thick, matte tion Sidestep, the series of transparent plastic sten- black rope from a store near the gallery. When it cils recalls the cut-­out window. To read the stencils, came to the music stands on which he would dis- you must find...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 114–126.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... DeSouza’s World Series (2011), inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series (1941), suggests bodily movement within a matrix of geopolitical, state-controlled, and natural environments, while referencing historical precedents such as Columbus. Evans’s series Please Do Not Bend (2015–16) is a touching...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 34–47.
Published: 01 November 2019
... historiography and are the least referenced, either as single works or as a series. The paradox of Bowling’s white paintings is that they are not all merely white nor are they all monochromes. A consideration of them presents an opportunity to resituate Bowling from a singular focus of formalism and to convey...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michele Wallace In an article written by her daughter Michele Wallace, Faith Ringgold’s Black Light series is presented as part of an experiment in the 1960s quest for the creation of a “black aesthetics” best understood in relation to Ringgold’s life and the evolution of her oeuvre. Black...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... he brings together necessarily encourage us to deepen our knowledge of African and American history and culture. Works discussed include Lovell’s 2008 Kith and Kin exhibition at D. C. Moore Gallery in New York and his Kin Series , an ongoing sequence of images and tableaux dedicated to African...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2010
... installation (based on the earlier Rocher carrés ) is a series of blocks four meters high and two meters wide, made of Sheetrock panels covered with recycled gray paper, sloping at an angle of forty-five or sixty degrees. Attia intends for them to suggest urban architecture in the process of collapsing...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Peter Erickson This essay explores Kerry James Marshall’s paintings of black artists in studio settings who are often positioned at the easel with an unfinished self-portrait. The series begins with a portrait within a portrait of a historical figure— Scipio Moorehead, Portrait of Himself, 1776...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kimberli Gant This essay explores the photographic series Queen Nanny of the Maroons (2004–5) by artist Renée Cox. In the series Cox appropriates the eighteenth-century Jamaican folk hero Queen Nanny, leader of the Windward Maroon community, and brings her into the present. Very little is known...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Celeste-Marie Bernier Black British artist Barbara Walker works across multiple narrative series to create hard-hitting dramatic tableaux in which she does powerful justice to the psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, social, and imaginative realities of lives as lived by black women, men...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the symbolic use of the body by asserting that certain bodies are emblematic of magic and mystery in the belief imposed on certain historical figures, such as Josephine Baker. The artist therefore uses Baker’s image as a leitmotif for a series entitled The Goddess Projects , where she is rendered...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Cherise Smith In this article the author questions Carrie Mae Weems’s use of conceptualist and appropriative strategies to conjure the persistent unresolved feelings that result from the historical and continued trauma of black people. Weems’s series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of art history. Through a series of portraits of black subjects produced in Haiti during the nineteenth century, it sets aside temporally bound notions of innovation and avant-garde aesthetics that center art history and considers the manner in which these portraits defused the authority of Western...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 84–99.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Berni Searle The author/artist provides twenty images from three of her performance and video series: Home and Away (2003), Seeking Refuge (2008), and Mute (2008), complementing them with descriptions of the creative process and the collective experiences the images depict. Themes of identity...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 82–93.
Published: 01 November 2020
... was immortalized in a series of photographs and newsreel footage that was disseminated around the world. The author contends that the events thereafter are frequently envisioned by Congolese popular painting, as it takes over from the operations of the camera in an era largely defined by the photographic...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
....” This article comes to grips with Donkor as a politically radical and aesthetically experimental painter and mixed-media assemblage artist by tracing the ways in which his hard-hitting subject matter comes to life across his UK Diaspora (2007) series. Donkor is all too aware of the ways in which a history...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
... title, Phoebe Boswell: For Every Real Word Spoken , is taken from Audre Lorde’s essay, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” (1977). The exhibition is composed of a series of eight drawings of eight female figures, an animation, and ephemeral drawings and texts on the gallery walls...