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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of domestically produced clothing. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 LOCAL BUTTONS SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HAITI Tasha L. Lewis and Anne Pringle Local Buttons saw fashion as a means to express fter a long night of networking...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
... probe the “consequences of such acts on the poetic and political dimensions of representation, difference, and visibility.” This essay examines the role that social activism plays in the work of all nine contributing artists and the underlying critique of the archive as a politicized framework...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (4): 50–53.
Published: 01 May 1996
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... A knot- War I brought on new pressures of production in ted social and environmental disaster is fueled by Butte s mines, which were already running at capac- present day white settler ethics and colonialism. The ity. The companies ramped up output by digging genocide of Indigenous people and the white...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... The painting’s multivocal potential encompassed an iconography that reads as either warning against or wishing for social unrest and a format that inserts the large-scale figuration of public murals into the more rarified space of the commercial art gallery. As a microhistory focused on Die ’s production...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Blake Stimson From “Black Collectivities: A Conference,” held May 3–4, 2013, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator. This article places the informal as a social ideal within a larger...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., "Whe n quali• called 'blackness' is concurrent with efforts to ty becomes a loaded wo rd , identity is a pressing make race socially and politically irrelevant The issue Fast-forward to 2003 wh en th e Art curator engages in dialogue with his Un iversity of Institute of Chicago purportedly...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 96–105.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., or direct experiences. Many of these images are at once violent, erotic, tragic, and beautiful. They are atavistic and elemental as well as social and analytical at the same time. Many allegorize deep...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 136–145.
Published: 01 May 2008
... will stand in inti• regressive and suspicious and encased in a moral• mate relation to a socially inflected ugliness, the izing obligation to "justify beauty," conversations ugliness of dispossession. Thus the possibility about beauty had been, for many decades, almost arises...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 82–89.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and action seem to all other intentions, all else that exists. Indeed, is appear. Further, we also learn that for Cherinet the formalism simply the fetishizing of this very same social obligation of art resides not only in expos- narrowed perspective? But, as such, is loving the ing how human...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (4): 54–57.
Published: 01 May 1996
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2020
... theorizations. Using this analogy, the author speculates on what sort of “cosmopolitan interest rates” might be assigned to the social and economic debts owed to the descendants of slaves who suffered great loss at the hands of cosmopolitan global commerce. He concludes that it is a rate of interest that says...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Sheila Petty Contemporary African filmmakers are transforming African cinema as they move beyond the social realist aesthetic directives of independence times to explore the struggles and triumphs of Africans living in globalized contexts. In particular, documentary filmmaking stresses...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... use their success and privilege to address sharp social criticism that questions the global, social, and cultural inequities that exclude most from the cosmopolitan party, something magical happens that gives cosmopolitanism a necessary dimension of hope and possibility that is truly worth celebrating...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., as contemporaneity is influenced by history, memory, loss, absence, and displacement. The stories throughout relate to distinctions of power and class hierarchy, social injustice, mass migration, absence, and loss. In the spirit of Edward Said, topics of displacement and exile abound in works that are woven together...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 36–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... his artwork, he remains in many ways an enigma. Out of the little that is known, LeFalle-Collins puts together a picture of an artist who, throughout his career, often sought to understand himself. Early on, Johnson believed that art could not be separated from its social context and followed the lead...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 104–113.
Published: 01 November 2015
...A’Lelia Bundles This essay examines the role A’Lelia Walker played as a fashion and social trendsetter in Harlem during the 1920s. The only daughter of early-twentieth-century hair-care-industry pioneer Madam C. J. Walker, she carved her own niche as a patron of the arts and philanthropist...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jessica Maxwell Showcasing works dating from the 1990s to present, Landscape + Object + Animal , William Pope.L’s 2010 solo exhibition at the Mitchell-Inness and Nash Gallery in Chelsea, offers a critical reflection on the social, political, and economic totalities that rule the society in which we...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 64–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Lisa Greyvenstein This research investigates the Neo-Baroque aesthetic of excess in contemporary South African art and explores reasons for the emergence of this style. The artists’ exploitation of the Neo-Baroque aesthetic of excess as a comment on social concerns reveals a sense of crisis within...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Awam Amkpa; Gunja SenGupta The legendary Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, who once likened an African filmmaker to the “griot,” a sort of public historian cum social critic, engaged Africa’s precolonial past and its neocolonial present to visualize the possibility of a “transcendental...