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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... people and people of color are under-represented as visitors to museums. As museums throughout the world re-evaluate their roles as active agents of social transformation, as learning institutions, and as public spaces for engagement, how are they ensuring that black people not only feel represented...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 70–95.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Sabine Dahl Nielsen; Anne Ring Petersen One of the most remarkable signs of the importance and adaptability of Okwui Enwezor’s work is the way in which the transformative models for exhibition making that he developed have found their way into small-scale institutional spaces and extra...
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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 (2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... tradition of figurative sculpture; and the work of many non-Western artists and art students he met in the United Kingdom. Nour’s artistic development portrays an artist deeply engaged with the shifting social, political, and cultural ground beneath his feet. The result has been a remarkable body...
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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...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 120–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
... around the globe in an immersive, visually overwhelming environment. Yet, this overdose creates a space in which psychological transformation and political reorientation can occur. As a work made specifically for display in art museums of the Global North—at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 74–81.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Journal of Contemporary African Art that they derived their aesthetic resource from the tors of the narrative pleasure that they are so socialist cultural policies of African independences, accustomed to in the art of traditional oral story• and that they emphasized a social transformation telling...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 104–107.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... They On the other hand, the works of Sue The dark faces of the interrogators seem to symbolize a strong conviction of hope and Williamson respond to aspects of attempted emerge and float on top of a black back• determination in the eyes of the subjects social transformation...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... with the larger project affirmation.”22 of artist organization, community linkages, and In an early review of Saar’s magico-­religious social transformation. assemblage boxes, curator Marcia Tucker argued that Saar’s transition from bold, ironic, and directly political...
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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 (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Revolution in the ence on the statehouse lawn at the time. Though Revolution — Guy Debord connects commodity the Panthers had fewer than fifty members at that fetishism to social transformation by revealing how point, pictures of the event were on the front page the spectacle had come to dominate...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
.... United States. And being an artist. The work grows He says, "The work is about exploring, con• from an acute social awareness of the contradic• fronting, and creating distorted images of self in tions and atrocities of race, as well as a general the form of myths, stereotypes, and fantasies...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 12–13.
Published: 01 November 1996
... and often than not, cryptic and obtuse, forcing the viewer into a process of triumphantly transforming the language of Prospero, co-terminously conjecture and speculation rather than a passive consumption of infor• affirming his otherness as constitutive of his relation to the world...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 62–63.
Published: 01 May 1998
...John Peffer Copyright © 1998 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1998 kind of open-plan galleries onefound TRANSFORMING THE CROWN...
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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...
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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 (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that Walker’s work expands this cate- Sobel argues that they had more in common with gory into a provocative genre extending beyond the each other than either had in common with the elite social criticism of Charles White, Dana Chandler, white plantation owners.3 Therefore legal and con- and Robert...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... York University, Tisch School of the BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] Arts, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis); Thelma Golden (The Studio Museum in Harlem); In Bamako we say, “I ka nye tan,” which, in English, Jean-Paul Colleyn...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 100–107.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Catherine Bernard This essay analyzes the work of a contemporary black artist who reinvents the human body, searching for its limits in works that transform and recycle materials and concepts while challenging viewers’ perceptions. As a link between conceptual art, arte povera , and postmodern...
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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...