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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
... title, Phoebe Boswell: For Every Real Word Spoken , is taken from Audre Lorde’s essay, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” (1977). The exhibition is composed of a series of eight drawings of eight female figures, an animation, and ephemeral drawings and texts on the gallery walls...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., family testimony, and scholarly research to bear witness to her status as a contemporary history painter. Coming to grips with the imaginative, political, and aesthetic force of one of her many series, I examine Louder Than Words to trace Walker’s visual and textual resistances to the intersecting...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 30–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Chika Okeke-Agulu Ghada Amer’s 2010 work 100 Words of Love is the product of a tactical realignment with aesthetic principles evident in her early work, and a radical rearticulation of those principles as groundwork for new sculptural forms. While it is impossible to predict the works’ reception...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as exemplars of good grooming in their sartorial attention to detail as words for the ladies danced off their tongues like Lord Kitchener’s calypso. These “lonely Londoners” would later become Jamaican rude bwoys, swaggering as if to a ska or reggae beat in their two-tone mohair suits, with the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 70–75.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Third Worlds, looking at vehicular transport as a metonymic element within consciousness. His Colours of Cotonou installation uses the device of the frame as a relatively traditional meditation on art and value, but Gaba goes beyond this in two ways: in his conscious play on the French word cadre...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 108–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Julia Kim Werts The many names and titles of Haile Selassie, Ethiopia’s last emperor, proclaim the grandeur and majesty of his role in the country’s recent history. As elaborate and expressive as the words used to describe him, the role of his physical body as a public embodiment of modernity...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 8–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... movement, about the need for both representation and abstraction. As artists worked books for their most antitext and anti-object possibilities, words were worked for their most oral and visual possibilities. The antitext impulse became the impulse to shape the black aesthetic around sonic imagetexts...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 58–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Pamela Allara In the installation of twenty-five drawings on exposed photographic paper made between 2005 and 2008 Paul Emmanuel explores the ritual events that construct masculinity and, in his words, “help to form and perpetuate identities and belief systems throughout history.” Although the...
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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 November 2013) 2013 (33): 8–19.
Published: 01 November 2013
... next step, Iago’s Mirror (2009), shifts attention to Othello’s nemesis. The mirror’s silence corresponds to Iago’s refusal to talk announced in his final statement: “From this time forth I never will speak word.” How does Wilson’s mirror speak, and what critical perspective does it imply toward the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
... expectations of the relationships among word, image, and sound. Like the stuttering black bartender in Blonde Venus , these dissonant divas reclaim inarticulacy and nonsense to assert other histories and experiences that are situated at the very center of our own lived experiences of the world. Copyright...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 June 2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
... from the ragged, yet beautiful, threads of daily life as influenced by the long-term effect of history and its implications on what plays out in the present. These narratives are punctuated by an abundance of words, text, and literary references that are written, spoken, sung, recited, projected...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 44–56.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Margo Natalie Crawford This essay considers the very use of the word “black” in diasporic freedom struggles as a type of strategic abstraction. Crawford’s focus on blackness as a strategic abstraction deepens our understanding of the practice of diaspora as the practice of black abstraction...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
... timespan of The Ens Project , but also the variety of art forms it encompasses, including performance, the spoken word, drawing, sculpture, film, and radio. It reaches backward and forward in history, exposing and questioning one of the most contentious collections in the museum, yet always with a deep...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2003) 2003 (18): 84–87.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Rumi, Attar and Ibn Arabi are like threads drawn words of Ibn Arabi is indeed to reinvigorate a form of existence across the world, threads that intersect and weave through which he expresses himself anew. The great Master a web connecting...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2001) 2001 (15): 84.
Published: 01 November 2001
... natives to the oceanfront ports. ly. Around the edges, Bailey these seemingly disparate ele• they lived their lives rather than Words refer to West African...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 124–141.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Worke Kosrof Christine Mullen Kreamer and Allyson Purpura Journal of Contemporary African Art • 31 • Fall 2012 124 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-1586499  © Color of Words, Inc., Berkeley, CA 94703 From the Center Visual Poetry...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 84–87.
Published: 01 May 2002
... 'lesser' language comes to their rescue. The extraordinary Boshoff's works—realizes immediately that they are at a disad• explanation [of the so-called marginalized English word] vantage. Encountering Boshoff's Blind Alphabet, the normally is calculated to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2003) 2003 (18): 94–95.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Claire Tancons Copyright © 2003 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2003 the piece in Hammons' usual play meanings of words heavily community and jazz critiques alike. David Hammons...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2017
....” Rita Dove, in turn, acknowledges Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Harper in a separate line in italics—“for Michael S. Harper”—in the open space between her one-word Pastoral scene of the gallant south title, “Canary,” and the body of...