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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Susan Buck-Morss Universal history as traditionally understood emerged out of the semi-secularization of Biblical history that followed Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s attempt to think the whole of religion, philosophy, and history as a cosmological system of modernity. That was the nineteenth...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 192–201.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Marx’s dialectical materialism without questioning why Marx’s scientific explanation of universal history failed to account for the absence of a Black proletariat in Martinique. The author’s comparison between Breton and the Martiniquan texts concludes that the most evident difference between them...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Siegfried Zielinski In this article, the author examines the contrasting worldviews of specific philosophers, architects, and physicists in an attempt to identify a position that would represent a viable alternative to the concept of universalization. In the history of civilization, he asserts...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Ana Balona de Oliveira is a FCT postdoctoral fellow Life, trans. Steven Rendall (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988). at the Centre for Comparative Studies of the University 8 Jon Schubert, “2002, Year Zero: History as Anti...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Lorenz (Berlin: Sternberg, 2014), 25–45. 25 Also see Judith Halberstam, In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (New York: New York University Press, 2005); Elizabeth Freeman, Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 178–180.
Published: 01 May 2021
... universal heroism (or victim- It is precisely the failure of the pho- oral history, personal accounts, and re- hood) on one group and unquestioned tographs to fulfill the mimetic promise constructions. The ritualized hearings villainy and moral bankruptcy on an- of personalized portraiture (associated...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 64–75.
Published: 01 May 2022
... equality. Lawrence not only had freedom, but he was also able to make that freedom present in his work. Will Rea is a senior lecturer in African art history at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and a coordinating curator for the John Randle Centre of Yoruba History and Culture in Lagos. Notes I...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2022
... aspects of the editorial and production process. Eddie Chambers is the David Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History, University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches African Diaspora art history. Notes 1 Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power took place at Tate Modern, July 12 October 22...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 72–81.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... 5 Annie E. Coombes, History after Apartheid: Visual Culture Michael Godby is Professor of History of Art at the and Public Memory in a Democratic South Africa (London: Duke University Press...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 64–69.
Published: 01 May 2004
... in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. Ivan Capote, Dislexia, 2003. Metal, felt, plaster, electrical engine...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 48–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Mellon Professor of Con­ Linotype machine. temporary Art History and Theory in the Depart­ Appropriately, Kentridge did not introduce his ment of the History of Art and Architecture at the South African stories into the imagery for this University...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of Ghana, the hierarchies B (2007), a stunning array draped Theory in the Department of the History of style within each type, and the pur- around a large partition, comes close. of Art and Architecture at the University poses of different colors. This enables It is in the collection of local...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Putter, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems. As the title of the exhibition implies, the goal was to interrogate how “identities are constituted through acts of inscription—real or imagined—into the visual archives that constitute history, popular iconographies, and artistic canons,” and to further...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 112–123.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Program in the History of Art in 2009. Sergine André re-­creates a vodun shrine in the gal- She recently studied at the University of Mississippi, lery with her Gédé Gateway No. 3 installation. The where she also lectured in art history, and is now room functions well because it is at once...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
... into an installation work, visual narrative that balances perfectly between fact, creating a homelike setting in a museum environ- fiction, history, and contemporaneity. ment by decorating the space with an old carpet, Stories conveyed through the universal language a couch, and a table. On one wall he...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Blake Stimson 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. This article places the informal as a social ideal within a larger...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Claire Tancons 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. Bookended theoretically between a reassessment of the black radical...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, and me, a professor in the said department of the same institution. In assembling the panel, we were at once keen to deemphasize uncontextualized considerations of an artist s re- spective ethnicity, skin color, or racial identity...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... dominates recent iteration of Primary Structures in 2014 was some of Nour’s early sculptural explorations. Nour not only a move beyond exclusionary practices and himself traces such Africanism in his work back to toward a more globalized history of modernism, but his studies at Yale University in 1967...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 82–93.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to want to turn away from the camera. Nugent Nka 83 Capture of Patrice Émery Lumumba, December 2, 1960. Photo: Universal History Archive Journal of Contemporary African Art 47 November 202084 Nka Approximately six months before Lumumba s assassination, on June 30, 1960, the Congo gained...