Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, Black British Art Histories

Special Issue of Nka Contemporary African Art journal, [November 2019 issue, no. 45], relating to 2018 College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California panel New Directions in Black British Art Histories organized by Eddie Chambers and University of Texas at Austin Art History graduate student, Maryam Ohadi-Hamadani.

Texts as follows:  

Eddie Chambers, "Olabisi Obafunke Silva: In Memoriam (1962 - 2019)"

Eddie Chambers, "Introduction: New Directions in Black British Art History: Some Considerations"

Maryam Ohadi-Hamadani, "Denis Williams's London"

Indie A. Choudhury, "Frank Bowling's White Paintings"

Elizabeth Robles, "Making Waves"

Anjalie Dalal-Clayton, "Sonia Boyce: Beyond Blackness"

Alice Correia, "Self-Portraiture and Representations of Blackness in the Work of Donald Rodney"

Jareh Das, "Illness as Metaphor: Donald Rodney's X-Ray Photographs"

Richard Hylton, "Eugene Palmer and Barbara Walker: Photography and the Black Subject"

Monique Kerman, "The Aesthetics of Migration in an Age of Anxiety: Zineb Sedira, Allan deSouza, and Mary Evans"

Ian Bourland, "John Akomfrah: Multichannel Prehensions"

The remainder of this special issue of NKA consisted of the following, non-Black British Art History material:

Jody B. Cutler Bittner, "Charles White: A Retrospective: A Review Essay"


Jody B. Cutler Bittner, "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (Brooklyn Museum, September 14, 2018 - February 3, 2019"

Kristen Windmuller-Luna, "Posing Modernity: the Black Model From Manet and Matisse to Today (Wallach Art Gallery, New York, New York, October 24, 2018 - February 10, 2019"

Silvi Naçí, "All Languages Welcomed Here: Dell Marie Hamilton (Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, January 10 - February 8, 2019)

Cover image: Barbara Walker, Montana, 2015, Charcoal, approx. 4.2 x 4 m. Installation view of the exhibition, Sub Urban: New Drawings, James Hockey Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. 

See also https://www.dukeupress.edu/black-british-art-histories

and https://read.dukeupress.edu/nka/issue/2019/45