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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Naminata Diabate Cultural products and discourses about erotic pleasure have recently proliferated, leading to what the author calls “the pleasure turn.” In studies of African culture, “the pleasure turn” can be read as decentering the dominant paradigm that has mostly associated black nakedness...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... some polymorphous perversity is attempting to ingest another whole. The psychology behind this perpetuated cruelty recalls a scene cited by Frantz Fanon, from the film Home of the Brave in which a Pacific War veteran turns to an African American and says "Resign yourself to your color...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the entrenched modernist concept of place-based authenticity, I want to argue for his- torically situated studies of things and experiences that do not quite make sense in established stories about modernity. For this I turn to the port cities of eastern Africa, because the study of littoral visual cultures...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 18–23.
Published: 01 May 1999
... installations I'll be producing in the not too distant future." This turn comes off the back of installations that actually incorporated small-scale...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 150–157.
Published: 01 November 2009
... turn” in art and inscribed upon them by his contemporary arche - culture. 8 Consider this definition found in the ologists) inspired the analyst to develop an “research notes” section of Woolfalk’s website: “archaeological” model of the psyche—treating the subconscious...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of thought throughout literal darkness by setting the entire film under the the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was the attri- cover of night. Ultradim green and blue lighting bution of darkness to the people of the “Dark Con- as well as ubiquitous smoke in most street scenes tinent” and, in turn...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of a new international order, which, in turn, continues to challenge and expose the insufficiency of classic concepts and definitions of modernity, culture, art, and politics. The Dakar conference provided an opportunity to rethink and challenge the monolithic ways in which the debate on moder- nity has...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 106–119.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Center in New York, an updated iteration of turned American soldiers responded with the the - ing of Hiroshima. Designed by Peter Minshall, The Adoration of Hiroshima at the Washington Anti- spectacular power perpetrated against—rather ater of horror of Abu Ghraib. Taking their uni...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 74–81.
Published: 01 May 2007
... was to be revolutionary and African Cinema in Search of an Aesthetics to reflect the social reality of the people. To quote It was only in the 1960s—after many countries Sekou Toure, "it is the responsibility of the State to had won their independence, and more than sixty create a cinema which, in turn...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 64–69.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Catherine Bernard When my son was about nine or ten years old, he had toys named Transformers that would turn into different things...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 130–135.
Published: 01 May 2008
... fine arts institutions and the and creates a blue-black halo over him and the white chaperone out to tag him and his artistic immediate dark. Whatever he's watching has his output at every turn.8 As I sketch above, the series undivided attention, and, much to our chagrin...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., as seen through the sometimes distorted mirror of how we see others and how others see us. She turns fashion on its heels, exposing issues of perception, observa- tion, and seeing as the focus of the work. As object, subject, theory, or product, the intricate pattern of representation is often found...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2008
... capitalism's rugged individualism while turning a blind eye to oppression? Or, is post-black a reflection of the strides African Americans have made in overcom• ing the enduring orthodoxies and elitist aesthetics of the art world? Either way, post-black artists seem less globally oriented than...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 114–119.
Published: 01 May 2001
... these ies. There are panels where a ball game is being played or paused to turn away a young player and that ball, though gouache-on-paper paintings in deprived of its Pan-Am markings and seriously...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 121.
Published: 01 May 2001
... and subtitled tion, the show provides points of Bosmont public library, which Absolut Security. Turning right, a access that are one hundred per...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 32–43.
Published: 01 May 2006
... was saturated with narratives and repre• disavowal that "look" at lynching, then deny it, or sentations of lynching. People—both black and turn aside. A comprehensive study of lynching's white—wrote constantly, often compulsively, about effect on children of both races has yet to be done...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: James Prinz constructing a defensive perimeter around the body and that, in turn, makes it possible to assume the posi- the wonderfully huge yarn-­clad bear is completely erased. . . . My Sound- tive posture of an alternative view. standing upright...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 126–127.
Published: 01 May 2007
... on their hands and neck has turned MOBILITY brown. Like their clothing, a part of them has inevitably become African or Asian...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2020
... from mounting numbers of the sick and the dead, from distressed healthcare systems where they exist, and from unprecedented economic devastation resulting from shutdowns of towns, cities, and nations, the 2020 art world has turned into a near lifeless desert. Biennials, museum and gallery exhibitions...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 72–85.
Published: 01 May 2006
... when one closes one's eyes, U.S. patriarchy. Jessica Lynch, figured as both a the residue or trace of an image left after one has brave soldier and a damsel in distress, performed this looked, then one might symbolically consider the function perfectly, but Lynndie England turned...