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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2010
... poetic and theoretical basis for thinking through these tangled images. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 Roger Ballen Boarding House Berlin: Phaidon, 2009 Let me begin by describing a picture. It is gray-­toned. A girl in a white...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2004) 2004 (19): 64–69.
Published: 01 May 2004
... emerges naturally, from the everyday life of the peo• ple. Is this wishful thinking, as unrealistic as the expectations of the European-based funding agencies? Yes, of course, but also no. Yoan Capote, Entertainment, 2002. Concrete, plaster, resin, poliester, metal, light bulbs In the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... imperfect, between Miles Davis’s music and Stuart Hall’s work, what does emerge through The Stuart Hall Projec t is a glimpse into the soulfulness of Stuart Hall’s thinking. Stuart Hall’s work has shown itself to be ceaselessly inventive, always in search of the conceptual answers to the political demands...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 30–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... similarities in how they represent black culture and finds that these artists convey more than is usually understood about their work—a spatial architecture of performance and a critical return of the gaze that challenges the viewer to think more deeply about the black experience of America. I find useful...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... emanate from the icons as cosmic rays or halos. The harmony and unity in Gatson’s work empowers us to think of a brighter future, one that accepts and scrutinizes the past. Vigorous power lines—the meeting of two forces opposed to each other by their very nature, formally and conceptually—guide the viewer...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Anne Anlin Cheng Can we think of racialized skin as dress, as a form of fashion-consciousness? Instead of seeing this question as trivializing the history of denigrating corporeality attached to the raced subject, through a reading of Josephine Baker this paper argues for the importance of...
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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 June 2017) 2017 (40): 28–43.
Published: 01 June 2017
... music, and her research critically explores the sociopolitical encoding of sound historically and in the present, reflecting upon the power of dissonance to carve out a space for new and affirmative thinking. Raising questions around alienation and emancipation, she excavates aspects of the forgotten or...
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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 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 28–43.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Salah M. Hassan In spite of his visionary work and enduring legacy, Karl Marx was a product of his time and of Europe as a rising colonial empire with ambitions of conquest and domination, and the larger framework of his analysis was bound by the evolutionary thinking of that time. Most western...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 234–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thinking, the ruptures and disassembling in vernacular speech in the Francophone Caribbean result in an “exemplary phenomenon,” a “counterpoetics,” and a “compact mass, pushing us through a dimension of emptiness where we must with difficulty and pain put it all back together. ” Glissant’s idea of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... thinking about the world that Attia, Marker and Renais, and Beloufa propose and provide a framework from which to reflect on what Attia, Marker and Resnais, and Beloufa grapple with in their works. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 Kader Attia Neïl Beloufa Alain Renais Chris Marker...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 50–61.
Published: 01 May 2013
... spectacle generated by the mass entertainment industry. Furthermore, the video prompts us to think in terms of racial difference: Breitz is the sole white presence in a cast of nonwhite actors, and she stands, literally, apart from them. But the metaleptic aspects of Extra ultimately remind us that the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
...-called heroic age of polar exploration and its link to geographic science and empire, then examine how its analysis was reprised and extended by Julien’s 2004 film. Julien’s film takes the critical scholarship of the book in new directions and in the process makes us think differently about Arctic...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 130–137.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 1960s and 1970s, he York and Chicago, situating the work within this tension captured black urban style and the extraordinary scenes between a New York scene and a Chicago scene. And I won- in the midst of the ordinary, notably many photographs of dered, as we think about the specificity of the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... come from a neo-­Marxist place, your assertions in that regard are somewhat troubling, but they also feel very productive in terms of thinking about the Thomas Lax: I have a question about a kind of ways in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1998) 1998 (8): 18–23.
Published: 01 May 1998
... objectifying them terward and I was basically not there. Body, The Body of My Friends ? " and thinking about them as ob• It was not until Hans Haacke faxed me Jam jects. All of the photographs are...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
... representation or whatever else anyone wants and stuff like that. And I think it is the first show, maybe since to talk about. So when this magazine gets to Africa it the Basquiat show, where a lot of young teenagers, who are mar• becomes that necessary dialogue...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 35–37.
Published: 01 May 1999
... from specificity not the contrary. GK: I think that Rouch is, somehow, a drama for Africans. I do not want to |GA: Couldyou speak a little bit aboutyour sources of inspiration and how they...