Thursday, January 27, 2011

Statement by Nka Journal editors on Enwezor's appointment

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the news about the appointment of our colleague and friend Okwui Enwezor as Director of Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany. We are exceedingly thrilled about this, for it is a testament to Okwui's groundbreaking work as a scholar and curator of contemporary art.
As editors of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, we are proud to have shared with him the incredible journey that began with the first issue of the journal in 1994 – a critical platform, which he initiated and has tirelessly championed.  His new appointment confirms our belief in the need for reshaping and remapping the landscape of international contemporary art through critical scholarship, curatorial projects and compelling arguments for the heterogeneity of contemporary art practices.

As Okwui embarks on this new endeavor, we are convinced that he will remain committed to the dreams and intellectual passions that have motivated his work over the past two decades. Please join us in extending our warmest wishes to our dear friend as he takes up this great responsibility on the other side of the Atlantic!

We are most pleased to share with our friends, colleagues and readers the press announcement from Haus der Kunst of Okwui Enwezor's appointment:

Congratulations Okwui!

Salah M. Hassan
Chika Okeke-Agulu


Victor Ekpuk said...

I join Nka to celebrate your success, may you always live up to your dreams. Seven gbosas to you!

Muyiwa Osifuye said...

A well deserved job. congrats Nka,Chika and of course Okwui