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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Exposition Coloniale Internationale as a great colonial minstrel show—an artificial spectacle of blackness constructed for the white gaze. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 Palmer Hayden Exposition Coloniale Internationale African Americans in Paris visual satire Harlem Renaissance THE...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 152–188.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Salah M. Hassan Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 SHOWS Moderated by Chika Okeke-Agulu with an introduction by Salah M. Hassan [H]istoriography, including art historiography, is only possible if a few events are selected from the chaos...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Boston, Story for your thesis exhibition and at the present show at and the piece in question got my attention. the NMAAA [National Museum of African American Art]. I find it quite compelling, since the image of the hero as black Cullen’s work has an...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 68–75.
Published: 01 May 2012
...- artists from the metropolitan area, stages the First munity artists. Annual Out-Door Art Show on 7th Avenue from Abdullah Aziz and Ademola Olugebefola move 127th Street to 135th Street in August, as well as exhi- to Harlem and open studios in the same building on bitions in and around Harlem...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Joy L. Bivins Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair was a costume exhibition that debuted at the Chicago History Museum in March 2013. The project explored and examined the history and impact of Ebony Fashion Fair, a traveling fashion show produced by Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 152–154.
Published: 01 November 2012
...NJ Hynes This review examines Contested Terrains , an innovative show that presents the work of four “emerging” artists: Adolphus Opara, Michael MacGarry, Kader Attia, and Sammy Baloji. The exhibition plays with our notions of past and present, fracturing our sense of the contemporary and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the exhibition as an opera in four acts about our world now, in the past, and in the future. Kasbah is an installation of a shantytown made with sheet iron and plastic, showing the town from above: the roofs spread over a considerable area, but always on the ground, so that visitors can walk over...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
...” shows, a race-based exhibition format that Cahan asserts maintains hierarchical divisions in museums. Chapter 1 traces the history of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the competing ideologies that led from its transition as an interracial site of collaboration to a space of local and black leadership...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 120–133.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chika Okeke-Agulu In this conversation artist Bill Gaskins discusses his recent work The Cadillac Chronicles, which consists of photographic diptychs showing black men and their Cadillacs. Topics covered include how Gaskins came to the work; its reception, with an emphasis on how racial politics...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 140–144.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ian Bourland This essay reviews and critically contextualizes a recent group exhibition at University of Massachusetts Amherst. The show was part of a larger program considering the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois. It featured artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Julie Mehretu, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Okechukwu Nwafor This article reviews an exhibition of the works of Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff (1913–2006) that was mounted at the Iziko South African National Gallery in May 2011. Nwafor suggests that the posthumous show marked a turning point in Tretchikoff’s artistic career by bringing...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 98–108.
Published: 01 May 2014
... reflect this understanding. Over one hundred pieces from five decades fill seven rooms. After training in Khartoum and London, El-Salahi returned home and developed a visionary, syncretic style that reflected his personal interrogation of Sudanese visual identity. The show—a retrospective of an artist who...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Steve Pantazis This review covers Beninese artist Meschac Gaba’s twelve-room installation Museum of Contemporary African Art (July 3–September 22, 2013), presented at Tate Modern in London, which acquired the work as part of a two-year program to highlight contemporary African art. The show offered...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 158–161.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... The exhibition showed an acute awareness of these problems and seemed to have been organized with them as a sort of subtext. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 162–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Lydie Diakhaté This review concerns the Walther Collection’s first photographic show, devoted to the work of Jo Ractliffe at the Project Space in New York. Radcliffe’s work offers the viewer a magical journey of remembrance through the long years of civil wars, mapping their tragedies onto the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... devastated Detroit and Newark, NJ, she painted Die expressly for the show. The wall-size canvas depicts an interracial cast of clean-cut antagonists trying to kill one another. Although the painting represented the kind of large-scale, politically motivated figuration that had been out of favor since the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Eddie Chambers Photographer Mia Gröndahl takes as her subject the people caught in the struggles and seismic changes taking place in countries and sites of tension, such as Egypt and Palestine. In ways markedly distinct from typical photojournalism, Gröndahl’s images show her to be a particularly...
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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 2015) 2015 (36): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2015
... been black-and-white, he pushes the relationship between the figures and the symbols further. He also uses two figures rather than one, generating a sense of energy and depth. But some recent paintings included in this exhibition show a dramatic shift into color, an emphasis on tone rather than line...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kerr Houston Hank Willis Thomas’s History Doesn’t Laugh , shown in Johannesburg and Cape Town in early 2014, represented in some ways an extension of themes evident in his earlier work. But the show, which drew on a range of historical sources and archival materials, also included a notable accent...