Today I was heartbroken to hear that Okwui Enwezor had passed. He was fundamentally a poet, who eventually saw the beauty of crafting- not only with words- but through providing platforms to elevate other artists voices to a global-public arena. He systematically refused to take on an imposed identity, but generated his own. Nka, the journal of African art he founded while living in brooklyn in the ‘90s, is the Igbo word for art, creation, making, and inventing, but also implies "discourse" in Basaa. Naming the journal with the language of eastern Nigeria was, as Enwezor said “a form of ideological resistance.” There is still so much to learn from him. 🖤💛🌑 If you don't know his work, start with Wikipedia and keep going through the research rabbit hole. . . .
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