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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 60–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kay Brown This essay outlines the formation of the Weusi Artists, begun in Harlem in 1965 as an African American artists’ collective. The word Weusi translates as “blackness” in Swahili. Together the artists founded a gallery and academy of fine arts and studies, both of which became great...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 68–75.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ademola Olugebefola This article is a timeline of highlights from Weusi history, from 1964 to 1990, including notes about its Annual Outdoor Art Festival. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Weusi History...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... collectives and groups such as Spiral, Weusi, Where We At, and AfriCOBRA have similarly pursued a uniquely black expression in the context of what came to be known as the Black Arts movement. Ringgold’s journey was singular in that it led her to activism in the larger art world and in the women’s movement...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Weusi, as well as others who operated modern postcolonial African art, which encom- independently within the same aesthetic impulses passes a new visual vocabulary and symbols rooted and ideological framework. Some of the contri- in the African experience, has its cross-­influences butions to these...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 118–127.
Published: 01 November 2011
...- they deserved. can art history, black women artists, for the most At the time, the Black Arts movement was at its part, were underrepresented in major gallery and height. It so happened that the Weusi Artists Collec- museum exhibitions at its inception. While indi- tive had become one of the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 72–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
... ing the artists in the Harlem community at that exhibitions such as AfriCOBRA—which we showed time. It also allowed us to see how we could address twice—and the Weusi ya Sanaa Resurrection ret- some infrastructure issues and philosophical mis- rospective of 1971. Another large show was Eleven...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Clarence Whitey Blacks. We had the most unity on that, that Reed and Clarence Franklin, Ojijiko, the Weusi art- being Black meant despising as openly as possible ists, Ademola, Rahman, Babatunde added strength All White People, Groucho or Karl. So that since to strength, Valerie Maynard, and so many...