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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Courtauld bition New World Imagery: Contemporary Jamaican Institute, University of London, for her critical study Art. That particular exhibition was one of the high- of Negrophilia (the somewhat skewed white embrace lights and focal points of the africa 95 season. Ten and love of things black and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 154–156.
Published: 01 May 2013
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., including corporations. While examining the role of legal entities, Gates also posits the necessity for temporary and informal collectives, the gatherings that convene and dissolve around caring for places, things, and people. Referencing the archives housed at his Dorchester Projects, Gates discusses the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... displayed and viewed changes with each generation, constantly allowing young diasporic innovators from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean to add their own ideas about reinvention and self-representation. Paris, an internationally key and highly influential Western space in all things concerning...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in Ballen’s photographs remain semiotically unclear, as do the arranged part-objects, people, and animals in the photographs. The French psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva’s (and French Romantic poet Gérard de Nerval’s) description of the Thing of melancholia as “a light without representation” provides a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... things that are specific to the subjectivity of the artist and to locations of practice that cannot be simply erased by the idealism of a global art scene that has no boundaries. This specificity is something that could contribute to the complexity of our thinking about the dimensions of the contemporary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2012
... invite a number of African American male artists to create a collaborative installation exhibition. According to the exhibition organizers, African American artists Charles Abramson and Senga Nengudi, “1 + 1 = 3” is an erotic equation. Male and female work together to create a third thing that has...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
... cut . . . Symmetry that is free , repetition with change, based on African music and African movement . . . We want the work to look like the creator made it through us . . . We want the things to shine, to have the rich luster of a just-washed ’Fro, of spit-shined shoes . . . Color that shines...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... doctoral research into the recent upsurge of multidisciplinary and collective projects in Africa. It focuses on artists and artist collectives whose works intervene in everyday experience, emphasizing elements of the “common things” and questioning “the habitual.” Proceeding to a series of examples in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 60–73.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sketches? Relating Twombly’s studies to his own writings and retrospective commentaries, this article aims to show that Twombly’s attraction to African art corresponds to his exploration of the materiality of things, leading toward modes of mark making that would prove significant for his future production...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Celeste-Marie Bernier “When people think of enslavement often art is the last thing on anyone’s mind,” declares Kimathi Donkor. He refuses to shy away from the stark reality that the “profits of slave trading and slavery resulted in money spent commissioning art works that ended up on walls.” This...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 86–91.
Published: 01 May 2001
... was in engineering and I engaged in many chemical experiments. One thing I remember from my thesis was that we were required to find different ways of producing sugar. I've always been interested in producing food through industrial methods, because of my background and origins from Nigeria. When...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 10–15.
Published: 01 May 2008
... reason or another. He would rather have me been in the fields, feeding the horses, the chickens, and the cows and doing things of that sort. The only time I really was allowed to play when my moth• er was around, and she insisted that if I wanted to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 90–92.
Published: 01 May 2014
... things, particularly the about practicing. It was about doing the things that you love ways in which we might conceive of collectivity as exceed- over and over again and looking for a miracle, looking for ing the human and including new kinds of configurations of new ideas, and just being present...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... existing struc- tioned the idea of the penumbra: no one cares what tures and then a willingness to disengage, reengage, you’re doing except you yourself. I find the first reinvent, or massage in some way the very idea of the thing you have to do as an artist is to find support- structure. That’s to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2012
... found things that were like any other tool; language is a tool. I had a project, and positive for me and for my thinking. All of that has always I boldly announced it to poet Jayne Cortez, and it’s called been helpful. People ask, are you doing this research for “Before Words”—because “before words...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1995) 1995 (2): 25–29.
Published: 01 May 1995
... Africa. After a while there is nothing to see here, you have to abandon such an enclosure to have a larger view of things. You just spoke about great African artists working today. In your view, who are some of these artists that you think deserve a place within the formulations of modernism...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
... show became a part of their educational curriculum for high this site of what Paul Gilroy termed the "Black Atlantic"— school. And I'm thinking of the museum being so large and the Black Atlantic being both the site of turbulence and the other things...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 10–23.
Published: 01 May 2007
... photography. TE: Here again, you touch on an intimate question and I don't really want to say. Well, I'll briefly survey it. No, OE: How is your personal life connected to your pho• it is a number of different things. It happened with...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 121.
Published: 01 May 2001
... artists must quaintly idiosyncratic,—or some• Charcoal, beer, spit on board 30 x 40 cm. for Black Label beer, always donate actual books, or Rhode thing. It's his chutzpah that bringing his own (quarts) to performing death...