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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 82–91.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Joanna Grabski Copyright © 2009 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2009 TRACES AND ECHOES Mixed Media Paintings of KALIDOU SY Joanna Grabski uring...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 64–66.
Published: 01 November 1998
... of the South African leg of "memorias fn- timas marcas", an exhibition set around dialogues between artists from Angola, Cuba and South Africa. Roughly translated as memories, inti• macies, traces, the exhibition is an exploration of the intimate memories that trace the psychoses of the Angolan war...
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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 (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
....” This article comes to grips with Donkor as a politically radical and aesthetically experimental painter and mixed-media assemblage artist by tracing the ways in which his hard-hitting subject matter comes to life across his UK Diaspora (2007) series. Donkor is all too aware of the ways in which a history...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 212–221.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Hisham Aidi Hisham Aidi traces how Malcolm X—and the black freedom movement, more broadly— have become central to Muslim youth consciousness today. He traces how today, as during the early 1960s, various governments—the United States, Britain, Iran, and Saudia Arabia—have been trying...
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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 (2010) 2010 (27): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Gerhard Schoeman This essay explores the photographer Roger Ballen’s series Boarding House in terms of the creature Odradek in Franz Kafka’s short story “Troubles of a Householder” and in terms of melancholia. Rather than mark identity and sense, the traces, traits , contours, orli , and splendores...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 116–120.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of African Art, this review traces the patterns of history and ideology Essaydi incorporates into her images. The exhibition in Washington enables visitors to connect concepts that have evolved over time in Essaydi’s work; this review forges these connections and begins a discussion of their importance...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 116–118.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Kim Bobier In Bound to Appear Huey Copeland traces the late 1980s and early 1990s resurgence of aesthetic and intellectual endeavors that broached the transatlantic slave trade. Copeland’s inquiry rests on four installations from 1991 to 1993 by Renée Green, Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson, and Fred...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 72–82.
Published: 01 May 2020
... multiracial and multireligious composition. The article traces this dynamic around the example of the non-European collections in Berlin’s Museum Island and the future Humboldt Forum, conceptualized as the world’s largest “universal museum.” The narratives through which this art is integrated into Europe’s...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christina Knight Jacolby Satterwhite is known for creating virtual worlds that feature multiple avatars of himself voguing within densely rendered neon landscapes. He populates those landscapes with three-dimensional objects painstakingly traced in the animation program Maya from drawings that his...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 70–95.
Published: 01 May 2021
...-institutional contexts. Resourceful curators across the world have successfully translated his models into critical formats and inventive ways of producing social and political knowledge, carefully adjusted to local contexts and needs. The aim of this article is to trace the influential postcolonial “platforms...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 164–182.
Published: 01 November 2021
... these early self-portraits. Self-taught, he often returned to photography books, from which he learned techniques of double and triple exposure, juxtaposition, sandwiching, solarization, and cutouts and thus triggered his imagination and sense of exploration. This article traces the arc of Van-Leo’s early...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 144–162.
Published: 01 November 2021
... associated with the Art and Liberty group can be called “surrealist” at all, as Egypt’s surrealist moment left more prominent traces in painting and literature. Nonetheless, Art and Liberty’s activities acknowledged photography as a creative medium at an early, experimental stage in its development, before...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 132–143.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Edwar al-Kharrat; Ila Al Amam Only a few traces of Egyptian Francophone writers exist among the pages of old, outdated books and anthologies. Even though Albert Cossery, Ahmed Rassim, Georges Henein, Joyce Mansour, and Edmond Jabès were stranded in the land and language of diaspora, they stayed...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 64–81.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Mona Khazindar; Unity Woodman Georges Henein (1914–73) was a Francophone Egyptian writer who introduced surrealism to the artistic and intellectual milieu of Cairo as early as 1937. The author traces Henein’s engagement with the tenets of surrealism articulated by André Breton in France and his...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 86–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Isaiah Matthew Wooden Photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier’s The Notion of Family series (2001–14) strikingly looks forward through the past. The project traces its origins to Frazier’s teen years growing up in the industrial suburb of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a once-thriving mill town...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... African American woman who had been seized and murdered by a white mob one year earlier. Fuller’s Turner bears no traces of torture and rises with her child from an abstracted heap of her attackers. This paper considers the inclusions and exclusions Fuller made in interpreting the memory of Turner’s...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
... shimmering skin—this paper traces Baker’s spectacular invention of “skin-fashion” and its importance for how we think about style and racial visibility today. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Josephine Baker skin-fashion performance race and style SKIN FASHION...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 24–37.
Published: 01 May 2019
... to rise as the discredited ones of the past are removed. The photographs themselves exceed the avowed political platforms of their authors and betray some of the pitfalls, as well as the potential, of the moment, which the author seeks to trace in these two extraordinary documents of an event. Copyright...