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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 70–73.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., Senegal, 1913, Artist unknown SUFI ARTS OF URBAN SENEGAL 'The photo of Bamba is indispensable. Little by little, the photo...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2015
... in Diba’s precedent mixed-media work. With more than four decades of artistic practice and a doctorate in urban geography from the University of Nice, Diba has long explored issues involving urban life in his work. In this installation, the artist translated the order and disorder of Dakar’s streets...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 96–98.
Published: 01 May 2000
... is in Trouble because of This Man Lumumba) Oil on cotton, 18x13" PATRICE LUMUMBA IN URBAN ART Elizabeth Harney J ean-Paul Sartre labeled Patrice Lumumba a "revolutionary without revolution, not a hero, but a mar• tyr of Pan-Africanism" (Van Lierde, 1963). His characterization underscores...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 17–19.
Published: 01 November 1996
... urban Africa and the untouched villages or France and the Soviet Union. A comparatively undifferentiated poverty that one sees so often large number of Senegalese were able to study...
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Nka (1997) 1997 (6-7): 50–53.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 92–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contemporary urban, artistic, and cultural develop- 18 to July 29, 2013. 2. A number of works from Surveys (from the Cape of Good ment, with special attention to the African continent. Hope) were previously shown in the Galilee or Lady Chapel of Dur- He has...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... PLEASURE. POLITICS. article of clothing and a menacing, violent, urban, male identity, became justification for his murder at the hands of George Zimmerman. For these rea...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... production to date, including Oikonomos (2011–2012), Tipo Passe (2012–2014), and Desacelera O Mambo: Celebrating Life by Slowing Down Perception (2015). Chagas examines the multiple ways in which bodies and identities, objects and commodities, images and imaginations dwell in the urban spaces of the global...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Osei Bonsu Incited by the tempestuous political histories that engender the repressive conditions of the country’s social reality, South African artists often conspire toward activism. For Cameron Platter, who lives in the urbanized province of KwaZulu-Natal near the former battlefield of Rorkes...
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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 (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Julia Kim Werts Throughout the mid-twentieth century, Ethiopia experienced a period of rapid modernization that affected the ways in which the Ethiopian people—particularly those in the capital city of Addis Ababa—navigated the shifting world around them. Their relationship with a modernizing urban...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
... artists. This article focuses on two specific exhibitions and artists: Eugene Palmer’s Didn’t It Rain (2018) and Barbara Walker’s Sub Urban: New Drawings (2015), both organized at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. The author stresses the contrasting relationship to photography that each...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in South Africa’s National Gallery. His career flourished until he joined up to serve his country in World War II. In 1956, during the “urban removals” enforced by the Nationalist government’s apartheid policy, Tladi and his family were brutally dispossessed of their freehold property and left homeless. He...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 60–69.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Hannah Feldman Kader Attia is a French Algerian artist who now divides his time among Berlin, Algiers, and Paris. This article surveys his sculptural and photographic practice since his provocative Piste d’atterrissage (1997). It argues that Attia’s invocation of modernist urbanism, religious...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2010
... installation (based on the earlier Rocher carrés ) is a series of blocks four meters high and two meters wide, made of Sheetrock panels covered with recycled gray paper, sloping at an angle of forty-five or sixty degrees. Attia intends for them to suggest urban architecture in the process of collapsing...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons Cullen Washington’s work exudes energy, rawness, and a visceral urban vibe, manifesting a fighting engagement with painting practice, painting history, and painting’s entrapments and luring out into the open the hidden implications of masculinity and race versus...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... begins to explore the ontology and materiality of a process that saw the aesthetic embodiment and reconstruction of diasporic Caribbeanness in a British context of the dressed black male body—a body that would come to reconfigure the streets of urban Britain with fresh, dynamic masculinities in motion...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 82–89.
Published: 01 May 2007
... culture. Burnett's first film, Killer of fictionally through the story of a young black fam• Sheep (1973), is set in Watts not long after the ily caught in the throes of black urban despair. Watts Riots of 1965 but is focused on urban life Bush Mama is subsequently dependant on a rather than urban...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2001
... street and not see a striking visual image that is either mechanically reproduced or a performed image of urban self-fash• mm d City Life In ioning...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 54–57.
Published: 01 November 1996
..., Tlie Glass Shield is as horrifying a vision replaced by an elusive antagonism permeating the urban environ• of the way in which certain African Americans are forced to ment. The films are set in one community within the city, and live in L.A. as was Menace II Society or Boyz...