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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 72–79.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., the sense of vast scale that may be apparent in numbers of people or monumental structures or, even, in insignia may be suggested or, per• haps...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 34–47.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Peter Erickson William Kentridge’s 9 Drawings for Projection present white characters in the context of apartheid caught between guilt and redemption, with special attention to the intermediate terrain. Felix in Exile , the fifth film, suggests that the dismantling of the structures of white racism...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 30–47.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of a quota - structure in the solid black exterior frames, as well BLACK MAN.” Ligon’s individual name is ex - in the fonts of the Narratives , the typeface remains tion according to the metaphor of the box, then the as in some cases the interior boxed insets; in addi - pressly used...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
... answers to the hows and whys of contemporary African architecture, ultimately succeeding in its intention to supplant media-based stereotypes of the continent with alternative narratives. Juxtaposing architecture’s two dominant global modes—that of the architect-designed structure with that of the user...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Theaster Gates 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. After examining the vast structural responses to the need...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the public a unique experience by bringing together the conventional structures of a museum with Gaba’s unconventional and playful structures, which question the nature of the museum and change the Western viewer’s perception of African art. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., overlapped, and intertwined. The result is a complex structure of stories that exists between past and present, combines shared histories with personal stories, and ranges from the highly visual to the completely invisible. Throughout the exhibition past and present are in constant ebb and flow...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 82–89.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of art history from a Middle Eastern perspective or address some of the critical issues that are emblematic of our contemporary world. Finally, I consider how the biennial disrupts and/or affirms the typological structures and narratives that shape our understanding and experience of art biennials—what...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to explore new possibilities in their own artistic practices. Not only did such writings allow artists to explore (and re-create) new structures of meaning for their works, but also African art history provided viewers and intellectuals in the arts community with a guide for reading these complex works. I...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 124–135.
Published: 01 November 2018
... state structures and unifying societies with often staggering ethnic and linguistic diversity? This article seeks at once to place the festival in the context of such challenges and criticisms and notes the ways in which the festival enabled new possibilities, indeed a new moment, in global black...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Silvi Naçi Rico Gatson is a cultural producer. Long before other artists, his work embodied the pursuit of light and pushed the boundaries of modernity by building new structures for understanding and representing black bodies in contemporary dialogue and the art market. Each piece commands...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 72–82.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Fatima El-Tayeb This article addresses the long-term impact of colonialism on Europe’s internal structures and on its self-positioning in a global context. Using the 2015 refugee crisis as a focal point and centering the German example, the author explores the complex relationship between memory...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2020
... spots that hinder conceptual, hence political, imagination—a writing of universal history upside down. A universal history worthy of the name will go far beyond the notion of correcting the Eurocentricity of history writing; it will need to be based on a deprivatized, denationalized structure...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2020
...: conquest, commerce, and cosmopolitanism. Global commerce was the condition of possibility of cosmopolitanism, but what had long structured global commerce was a composite of rapacity, enslavement, violence, domination, and some good. The author proposes that the contemporary study of cosmopolitanism...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 70–95.
Published: 01 May 2021
... elements of Enwezor’s exemplary transformation of curating into the creation of platforms for political interventions at his Documenta11 exhibition. The second part seeks to answer three questions: What was the curatorial strategy and multisited structure that Enwezor and his team developed? How did...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that the historical past is effectively “dead” because of its seemingly fixed status as a static object in structures of nostalgia and memory. Film, video, and installation work by Fusco, Julien, Pettibon, Bill Jones, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Carrie Mae Weems position still photography and graphic images in ways...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 140–141.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to the present. Pieprzak looks to the many manifestations of museums within and outside the context of the nation and to the claims that these institutions and structures lay to notions of modernity. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 8–19.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Peter Erickson Shakespeare is a cultural institution whose racial structures Fred Wilson began mining in his exhibition, Speak of Me as I Am , at the Venice Biennale in 2003. As the quotation from Othello’s concluding speech signals, Wilson initially focused on the play’s black figure. Wilson’s...
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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 (34): 52–54.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on the second day of the conference. Corbett and Lewis address the structures of improvisational jazz as well as forms of musical pedagogy and organization, in discussing the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Afrofuturist discourse, and the legacy of Sun Ra. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal...