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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Painter South 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 the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 132–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... World War I and the present and investigates the power relations between Western and non-Western worlds. Beloufa’s Kempinski overturns the idea of a globalized, materialistic future for everybody by filming dystopic yet realistic narratives. In this essay, the author examines how these three works are...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1996) 1996 (4): 50–53.
Published: 01 May 1996
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Western representations of the other.6 For example, by setting them in sharp contrast to the background Eugène Delacroix’s single trip to Morocco in 1832 colors (Swazi Girl, African Drummer). Sometimes provided him with painterly subjects for the rest of the background colors romantically brush along...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traditional women’s handiwork, such as sewing, quilting, and cooking, and notes that her maternal grandfather was a tailor in Nigeria. Evans contrasts Western academic art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 28–43.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Salah M. Hassan In spite of his visionary work and enduring legacy, Karl Marx was a product of his time and of Europe as a rising colonial empire with ambitions of conquest and domination, and the larger framework of his analysis was bound by the evolutionary thinking of that time. Most western...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... industry signals a newfound creative energy and prosperity, yet it also raises debate around such issues as Westernization, postcolonialism, race, gender equality and religion. Haute Africa focused on the work of photographers who are not interested in African fashion per se but who choose instead to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and social meanings of blackness and the body. Second, it argues that these artists directly challenge the seeming invisibility of black bodies in Western art history by reworking the linear trajectory of canonical discourses. They do not so much insert black bodies back into the Western canon as...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... African art in 2006 from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Formative experiences for his art were his exposure to the diversity of Sudanese visual culture, arts, crafts, and landscape through annual trips to various parts of the country organized by the College of Fine and Applied Arts; the Western...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 222–232.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Western conceit of Africa as primitive, his 1960s and early ’70s writings chart a new direction, showing the linked struggle between African independence and the civil rights and Black Power movements in the United States. Again, we see another figure of the continent emerging in Baldwin’s late works: an...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of art history. Through a series of portraits of black subjects produced in Haiti during the nineteenth century, it sets aside temporally bound notions of innovation and avant-garde aesthetics that center art history and considers the manner in which these portraits defused the authority of Western...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the public a unique experience by bringing together the conventional structures of a museum with Gaba’s unconventional and playful structures, which question the nature of the museum and change the Western viewer’s perception of African art. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... displayed and viewed changes with each generation, constantly allowing young diasporic innovators from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean to add their own ideas about reinvention and self-representation. Paris, an internationally key and highly influential Western space in all things concerning...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... first society built entirely on slave labor, Barbados soon became the hegemonic model—what Hilary Beckles identifies as “the Barbados Experiment”—which was then exported throughout the Western hemisphere and had an indelible impact on contemporary African diaspora societies and, we argue, the way in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2010
... “African cinema” associates it with exoticism, making it into a genre easily recognized by Western audiences. It is this idea of a backward, monolithic Africa that the curators of African Screens, Manthia Diawara and Lydie Diakhaté, intended to challenge. The provocative gesture can be found in the choice...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 80–151.
Published: 01 May 2010
... place of contemporary African art in art history programs and its relationship with contemporary Western art as a subfield within art history, as well as the challenges involved in training graduate students. The panel also walks on such gritty grounds as the relationship between contemporary and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2010
... works. The review examines how the exhibited works highlight Mutu’s ongoing interrogation of beauty, femininity, the environment, and the perceptions and depictions of Africa and “Africanness” in Western media. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 28–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
... about how to contextualize Baartman within a discussion of images of women of African descent, particularly in Western culture. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 She is quiet now. The burial silenced a lot but now it...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 46–111.
Published: 01 November 2012
... contemporary African art relative to the “traditional” and Western contemporary. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Nka Roundtable III Convened by Chika Okeke-Agulu Contemporary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 60–73.
Published: 01 November 2017
... through the lens of the Western ethnographic museum. Focusing on the aesthetic and material effects of the sketchbooks, Twombly’s drawings will be discussed in regard to the objects he saw while traveling. How was the range of artifacts incorporated, transformed, and possibly even obliterated within his...