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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 (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 (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 (2018) 2018 (42-43): 10–19.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the racialist exaltation of a Black essence, Négritude aims at what Immanuel Wallerstein has called a truly universal universalism. The present essay examines the meaning of Négritude as existence and pursuit of the universal. Négritude essentialism Léopold Sédar Senghor Immanuel Wallerstein universalism...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 192–201.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., the Martiniquan publication wholeheartedly embraced the communist Third International organization and the universal application of Marx’s dialectical materialism, and associated surrealism with a form of human expression rather than with a radical revolution of the mind. Nevertheless, the Martiniquans embrace...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... discourses of identity in order to embrace more universal subjects. Two currently used terms that are applied to describe black artists— post-black and Afropolitan —are discussed from a perspective that questions their universal applicability and raises attention to the heterotemporal aspects of being black...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 8–13.
Published: 01 May 2014
...The Otolith Group (Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar) 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. The text proceeds from the point...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 14–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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. Naomi Beckwith talks with Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar of The Otolith Group about...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 42–53.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Trevor Schoonmaker This essay is a slightly modified excerpt of the introduction to Trevor Schoonmaker, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (Durham, NC: Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 2013), a catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name . The exhibition is Mutu’s...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 22–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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. Members of the audience ask The Otolith Group (Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elvira Dyangani Ose 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 begins with part of Elvira Dyangani Ose’s ongoing...
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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): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2014
...George E. Lewis 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 discusses the work of the Association...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 48–51.
Published: 01 May 2014
...John Corbett 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 consists of a meditation on modes of self-organization...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 52–54.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 conversation followed presentations by George E. Lewis and John Corbett...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 question-and-answer session from the second day of the conference engages...
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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 (2014) 2014 (34): 66–73.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Cauleen Smith 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 combines remarks and images offered at the conference...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Theaster Gates 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. After examining the vast structural responses to the need...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Romi Crawford 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 attends to the various loci that promote black...