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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
... investment, personal his dicates in that artist the for point a starting moment, an originating representing their from inpart come statements “dark.” and “political” both as work his to refers explicitly Cave room, this of context the In artist. the of side adifferent...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 48–51.
Published: 01 May 2014
... within jazz and improvised music, with particular attention to the varieties of musical and social configuration. Starting with the concept of the solo and its place in ad hoc ensembles and in working bands, the article then considers other manifestations of organization in creative music, especially...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tradition and a critique of mainstream performance art history, this article starts in Harlem before taking the reader on a sweeping journey that calls at Chicago and Houston and ends in New Orleans. A cursory introduction to African diasporic public ceremonial culture, the article looks to carnival...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Elizabeth Robles This article proposes a rereading of the timeline of the British Black Arts Movement, and offers early work by the Pakistan-born British artist, writer, and editor Rasheed Araeen as possible starting points for reading the work of a new generation of artists who emerged...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., local articulation of black consciousness on Chicago’s South Side in 1967 in order to illustrate how local dimensions of black consciousness relate to the making of a global black consciousness. Crawford’s starting point is a photo archive of Bob Crawford, her father, a photographer who worked...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... starting points are two of Cardoso’s key works: Repúblika (2014), created for the commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Amílcar Cabral, and Ferrugem ( Rust ), exhibited at the Tarrafal labor camp in 2017. She explores how these pieces act as political gestures of decolonization through...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
... history of artistic convention and transcultural exchange, drawing on references ranging from seventeenth-century Dutch genre painting to contemporary art. In Mthethwa’s photographs an intense pictorial visuality serves as a starting point for both documentary portraiture and critical inquiry...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the interrelationship between multiple histories (colonial, national, and personal) as they collide with social, political, and economic imperatives. Starting with Édouard Glissant’s concept of relational poetics, this article explores reterritorialization and deterritorialization in Idrissou Mora-Kpai’s Arlit...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 146–148.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Ian Merkel This review provides both context for and aesthetic analysis of Idrissou Mora-Kpai’s latest film, Indochina, Traces of a Mother . Starting with a brief synthesis of historical work dealing with colonial soldiers fighting on behalf of France, it attempts to ground the multiple spaces...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Helen Jennings In the last decade, a new generation of designers in Africa and the wider diaspora has started to rise through the fashion industry’s ranks. These talents are riding the wider wave of global interest in Africa’s cultural, economic, and technological ascension and are also taking...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Alissandra Cummins; Allison Thompson The late eighteenth-century print The Barbadoes Mulatto Girl , by Agostino Brunias, is a significant starting point for a discussion of the complex processes involved in naming and codifying race, gender, and class within larger established systems...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 163–165.
Published: 01 May 2021
... (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. Like many art schools around the world, KNUST placed a strong emphasis on figurative forms, but that changed in the early 2000s, when a new generation of teachers started in- troducing experimental courses into the program. Suddenly, it was possible for students to think about...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 52–54.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and to complain about the term Afro-­ to where you are going, and I think they were as future-­ futurism. “Sun Ra never used that term. Why are you using oriented in their way as Sun Ra. You start to see where at that term? That makes no sense. Sun Ra was as interested some point the one-­drop rule...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... And thanks also to the orga- no art in Africa. But having seen these ideas, I seized the nizers. I will start with a brief overview of my career. But opportunity, and for the next five years I kept working on since my work is not really known here, it is necessary that these signs and symbols, which were...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... complicate your have to do this in order to get more money or we binary so that we create maybe three or four new are trying to approach the market forces.” They saw columns that would actually give understanding to their work as starting with personal transformation. the way utopic and nonutopic...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 138–144.
Published: 01 May 2012
... sure that he in his studies thought about starting some lege, helping to inspire the next generation. type of art movement because we were moving out of OBAC [the Organization of Black American Culture], which was Edna Togba: I wanted to begin by asking...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 168–178.
Published: 01 May 2020
...-8308282 © 2020 by Nka Publications PRACTICING ART in Revolutionary Times Bahia Shehab, Imprisoned Butterfly, 2016. Street intervention, New York City. Courtesy the artist Shehab Nka 169 Bahia Shehab W hen the Egyptian revolution started in January 2011, I, like millions of Egyptians in the country...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... incorporated talking about music, literature, and have you turn your head this way or that way or redo that art. So Kamoinge was like a whole college to me, and I shot. I did a lot of that on the street. I would run backwards learned a lot ‘cause I never had that in school. So I started...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1998
... contradictions of his modernist and international outlook. He writes: / left Sudan and came back, then suddenly I started to look around...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 64–69.
Published: 01 May 2000
... and Barnet Newman's few lithography until the late fifties, when Barnett Newman and Robert lithographic forays prior to the start-up of ULAE and, later, Tamarind Motherwell were invited to work at ULAE.1 (emphasis by the author) (founded in Los Angeles in I960...