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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Africa’s First Black Artist Working in the Western Tradition Angela Read Lloyd Journal of Contemporary African Art • 33 • Fall 2013 20 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2352884  © 2014 by Nka Publications From...
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Nka (1997) 1997 (6-7): 65.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to Afrofuturism, I present her work from the perspective of an Africanist art historian by examining Tuggar’s theoretical and aesthetic relationship to Afrofuturism as a strategy that subverts ideas of “traditional” African art and culture. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... an ongoing dialogue that would dandyism has been associated with queer-identifying extend well beyond the super ciality of seeing men but not necessarily traditional tropes of mascu- dandyism as a fad, as opposed to a sartorial maneu- linity. While both the word and the style have their ver by black men...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and labels rely on the tired tropes of the tribal and traditional to create fantastical pan-African architectural typologies, undermining genuine explorations of the local. Copyright © 2017 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2017 African architecture urban cities tradition contemporary...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 108–111.
Published: 01 May 2015
... is constantly changing, and, with it, how cultures adapt, meld, and fuse. They sought to examine the deconstruction and reconstruction of tradition, as well as the evolution of ritual and how, ultimately, these can all blend together to create new, unique, and vibrant cultural practices...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Matthew Omelsky This article elucidates how Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s 2006 film Les saignantes rearticulates cyborgian thought in an effort to remap dominant modes of social consciousness among African youth. Bekolo uproots hegemonic tropes of African pathology; recasts narratives of African tradition...
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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 (2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... tradition of figurative sculpture; and the work of many non-Western artists and art students he met in the United Kingdom. Nour’s artistic development portrays an artist deeply engaged with the shifting social, political, and cultural ground beneath his feet. The result has been a remarkable body...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... paintings of young men inspired by his African surroundings. This essay traces the impact of these experiences on the art of Kehinde Wiley, particularly his aesthetic sensibility and conceptual mindset. Wiley embraced the art of Africa as a reference, posing his subjects after traditional sculpture...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 70–75.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Ivor Powell Meschac Gaba’s Tresses cycles draw on West African masking traditions invested with psychosocial power and magic. At the same time, they are rooted in secular fashions, specifically the styling of hair extensions. Gaba’s new Car Tresses cycle inverts the relationship between First...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Susan Kart Market Imaginary represents a welcome departure from traditional documentary coverage of African peoples. By focusing on a historic market, the Marché Colobane, in Dakar, director Joanna Grabski subverts stereotypes and expectations of consumerism and art making in Senegal. Grabski...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... for collective organizing and synergistic effort, Gates has decided that the traditional corporation may offer us both relief and pleasure. His jest “I am fifteen corporations” is a declaration of radical business acumen (or foolishness) and a cry about the need for additional structures of inclusivity...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Chris Spring The Ens Project ’s temporary website (theensproject.net/_html) states that “Asemota has been evolving The Ens Project since spring 2005. The project’s formative and creative impetus are ancient and contemporary Nigeria’s Edo peoples of Benin, their rich tradition of art and ceremony...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 34–47.
Published: 01 November 2019
... release that are constant throughout the series. Bowling undercuts attendant ideas of purity and singleness, both in his exploration of whiteness and within the “tradition” of monochrome painting, and exposes its fallacies. Bowling’s white paintings thus mediate the way both modernity and history may...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... This article closely reads the South African multimedia artist Dineo Bopape’s 2008 Silent Performance , alongside Berni Searle’s 2001 politically charged Snow White , to point out their generative potential for the intersection of the visual media, erotic pleasure, and nudity. Traditional views of pleasure...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 62–71.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of ethnic or xenophobic closure, and it may foreground an effective cosmopolitanism that ensures social rights on a local and a transnational level. The author considers not only the European nationalist tradition but also the ways in which it was appropriated and redefined in non-European places...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 68–81.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Carlos Garrido Castellano This article explores the capacity of visual arts to deal with transnational, multidirectional processes of remembering and spatial redefinition. Through analyzing two sets of work by Emma Wolokau-Wanambwa that address the tradition of formal art training at Makerere...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 146–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in the title and implied in the show’s institutional context overemphasizes the African and ethnographic sources of Anatsui’s art. Rather misrepresenting both Africa and Anatsui, it seems to place the artist in the wrong Africa: the dusty village of ethnic traditions. Anatsui grew up in a small town...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... photographs, the article argues that this American–African economy works two effects. As a commodity dump, it factors into the ruin of Ugandan textile traditions. Yet as consumers select their wares from the jumbled mass of castoffs, they fashion new styles and invent new meanings. Copyright © 2013 Nka...