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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2009) 2009 (25): 144–149.
Published: 01 November 2009
... nurtured in this atmosphere of ac - colm X Liberation University , the birth of a radical aspect of Saint’s career was his consistent mentor - tivism, community, and family making way for black college in North Carolina; and Afro-Dance , ing and nurturing of others. His productions be...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Laurie Ann Farrell Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 LOOKING IX 9BOTH WAYS Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora If travel is searching...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Françoise Vergès The objective of the organized visits titled “The Slave in the Louvre: An Invisible Humanity (2012)” was to explore how slavery had contaminated Europeans’ tastes, ways of living, consuming, receiving, and representation of themselves. Looking at the paintings featuring men smoking...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Monique Kerman Artist Mary Evans has been working in cut paper since the mid-1990s. In her chosen medium, Evans investigates signs and signifiers of the way humans tend to classify certain races and nationalities, particularly in visual terms. Over the course of her career, her work has evolved to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ngaire Blankenberg When it comes to representing and collecting images and stories of black people, most museums have a long way to go. But while the collection and the exhibitions are important ways to demonstrate the presence of black people in art, history, and science, is this enough? Black...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... community of Los Angeles in the last century’s middle decades, but as a way of adding nuance to our ways of seeing art history, art making, and the art world generally during that period. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Eddie Chambers Photographer Mia Gröndahl takes as her subject the people caught in the struggles and seismic changes taking place in countries and sites of tension, such as Egypt and Palestine. In ways markedly distinct from typical photojournalism, Gröndahl’s images show her to be a particularly...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Based on my previous research on black women and the politics of beauty culture in the twentieth century, I examine the ways that online natural-hair communities provide a rich archive for those who wish to take seriously the concerns of black women. Specifically, this essay discusses the ways in which...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe reveal how Russell, Bynoe, Kaersenhout, and Patterson question prior visual epistemologies for the ways they have understood and represented the modern subject more broadly in such canonical genres as the portrait and the nude. All point to the ways in which the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tobias Wofford African art has played a role in the practices of studio-trained African American artists since the Harlem Renaissance. As knowledge about African art has grown and changed, so too have the ways in which artists have appropriated such art and imagined their relationship to the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... linked by a common investigation of ontological distances between Western and sub-Saharan societies and ways of exploring and conceptualizing these differences. Aesthetics and identity, heritage and museum-based practices, reappropriation and categorization are devices used to critically approach these...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 56–58.
Published: 01 May 2014
... topics such as markets and funding for collective art practices and the ways that wealth is distributed within and beyond black cultural organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. The featured panelists—Naomi Beckwith, John Corbett, Theaster Gates, George E. Lewis, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Blake...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 112–123.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rebekah Flake This review considers the curatorial strategies employed by each pavilion at the Fifty-Fourth Venice Biennale in 2011 and the ways that they represent national perspectives through themed group exhibitions. The works of individual artists are discussed in terms of their contribution...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... intersection of sex and race, gender and the role of women in collective organizing, the constitution of public versus private spaces, the extensibility of blackness as a political frame, and the ways that artistic practice provides models of engagement on each of those scores. Participants include Huey...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... deeply intimate, heartfelt, soulful terms—propensities that are so clearly etched in Miles Davis’s music. In this way, it is possible to say that the Hall oeuvre is a felicitous testament to the challenges presented by Miles Davis’s discography, one that allows us to glimpse a heretofore unseen creative...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 8–17.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Achille Mbembe Frantz Fanon is one of the very few thinkers to have risked something that resembles a theory of decolonization. In this essay Achille Mbembe reflects on the dialectics of the end/closure and the boundless possibilities evoked by Fanon, and the ways these are played out under...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 36–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... his artwork, he remains in many ways an enigma. Out of the little that is known, LeFalle-Collins puts together a picture of an artist who, throughout his career, often sought to understand himself. Early on, Johnson believed that art could not be separated from its social context and followed the lead...