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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... reinforces the Hamza Walker is curator with the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Fall/Winter 2000 Nka-113 ...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... But more significantly, as shift where they start to sing together, and take on Karikis points out, they bear witness to the politics each other’s voice to a certain extent. It makes me of difference in a physical and sensual way. Boyce think about the question of the stranger. How society...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of attributing value in the newly creolizing societies of the West Indies. Barbados was the first colony in the New World where Africans formed the majority population. By 1660 Barbados had the largest black population in the New World and was also unique as the only colony where women outnumbered men...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 22–35.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the confusion, of seeing from this position. Claire Ittner is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and the 2021 22 Ellen Holtzman Fellow at the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, New York. Notes Thank you to Peter Haffner...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 184–191.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Malek Khouri In its origins, surrealism transpired as a radical subversive culture within advanced capitalist societies in Europe during the first few decades of the twentieth century. In colonial and postcolonial societies, however, surrealism variously assumed a quintessence of a protracted...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 124–135.
Published: 01 November 2018
... leveled against the festival by outside critics. At stake in these controversies was the question: how best to create a cultural politics that enabled collective thinking about vexing challenges faced by postcolonial societies, including resolving questions of power and authority after inheriting colonial...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... genres, Barnor would migrate into creating a singular portfolio of street and studio portraiture depicting societies in transition: images of a burgeoning sub-Saharan African nation moving toward independence and a European capital city becoming a multicultural metropolis. In the process, Barnor would...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 164–182.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., or constitute false personifications of characters in society, rather than a surrealist approach. Although Van-Leo’s work was detached from what the Egyptian surrealist philosophies called for, he was, it seems, a surrealist by accident. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Levon Boyadjian Angelo...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 28–43.
Published: 01 June 2017
... societies and periods. Placing the sensory experience at the forefront of cultural analysis and activity has been one of the driving forces behind Camille Norment’s practice as a whole, and her project Rapture , in particular. Her practice has been inspired by the contextual relationships between sound...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 28–43.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of culture and society, universal values, politics and aesthetics, literature, philosophy, and economy.” Mahgoub’s constant search for answers to the application of socialist ideals and their adaptabilities to Sudanese realities led him to the production of a large body of texts, which have ranged in subject...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... by a common investigation of ontological distances between Western and sub-Saharan societies and ways of exploring and conceptualizing these differences. Aesthetics and identity, heritage and museum-based practices, reappropriation and categorization are devices used to critically approach these pieces, which...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as delinquent, sexually deviant, and a menace to society. The work of Rasheed Araeen is discussed, with particular relevance to his influential use of self-portraiture. The author also discusses mainstream media’s construction of the black male deviant with respect to aspects of the newspaper coverage...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 56–61.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and transnational solidarity, and an international and anti-imperialist solidarity. In addressing the question, “Who is African and who is not?,” the author reminds readers that traces of Africa cover the face of the capitalist and Islamic worlds. The precolonial history of African societies is a history...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 158–161.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Geoffrey Jacques The exhibition of prints Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now , curated by Judith B. Hecker at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, offered a view of South African art-making practice that flourished among all sectors of society during the apartheid years. The exhibition evoked...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and society were discussed and explored. As such, the gallery partook of the broad political struggles of the times and contributed to the city’s remarkable artistic diversity. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Greg Edwards. Annie Bianucci, George Evans, and Suzanne Jackson...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the black liberation movement’s broader critique of the limits of American society for what Duke Ellington had called “the sun-tanned tenth of the nation.” Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 David Hammons, The Door (Admissions Office), 1969. Wood, acrylic sheet...
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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 (2012) 2012 (31): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and tradition pertinent to the current African moment. He breaks down dualisms such as “traditional/modern” and “developed/underdeveloped” and calls into question the grand narratives and myths that purportedly structure African societies as well as the continent’s global image. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 64–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... South African society, similar to the conditions from which the seventeenth-century Baroque style evolved. Neo-Baroque aesthetics of excess manifest themselves in a variety of ways and are particularly evident when artists transgress social boundaries placed on the body through abject and erotic...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2010
... subjectivity.” Departing from binary paradigms in which Africa is “traditional,” Europe “modern,” and imperialism “modernizing,” Sembène saw his society as a space imbued with plural modernities; his historical narratives not only contest the usual representations of colonial Africa but also demystify all...