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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in the 2010 travel- service give me comfort and joy. Environment and residence ing exhibition Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black supply the necessary agitation to cause me to create. There Atlantic. is a whole world to see. I plan to see as much as possible...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
...James Smalls This article constitutes part of my continuously evolving fascination and research into the life, legacy, and visual significance of Féral Benga (1906–57). It foregrounds, in particular, the critical discourses surrounding (Afro)modernism generated by his presence in, and influence...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of life. Those who lived continent, celebrated Kente for her ability to translate the “Afro lifestyle” wore Afro hairstyles and Afro- as “beautiful” and fashion-forward in either “modern look garments and listened to soul music. In South Western dress or traditional Zulu beadwork.”2 Kente’s Africa...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and synthesize the described as “double consciousness,” developed various artistic traditions and cultural resources Afromodernism, which, in its musical manifesta- constitutive of African postcolonial modernity. tion, as Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. noted, “consisted of Although it is less obvious today...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... on Discovering Her Pride in Her African Roots,” The Guardian, March 22, 2013, www.guardian Notes .co.uk/books/2013/mar/22/taiye-selasi-afropolitan-memoir. 1 Michael Hanchard, “Afro-Modernity...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 102–105.
Published: 01 June 2017
... never entrenched. She notes a in Harlem, 2008); Tanya Barson, Peter the conquistador silhouettes beneath documentary framework as a common Gorschlüter, et al., Afro Modern: Journeys his spikey armor. Ogunji connects her starting point for several of them, as through the Black Atlantic (London...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 60–63.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Claire Tancons Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 CHRIS OFIU'S WITHIN REACH 'Afro Kaleidoscope' 2002 (detail), 2003. Glass and steel. Installation at British Pavilion, 50 Venice Biennale, 2003. Courtesy...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 74–81.
Published: 01 May 2007
... tions to the photography of the 1960s and 1970s in work in particular seem to imitate actors and pop Africa. Den Muso tells the story of two young peo• music stars from B-movies and magazines from ple—Tenin and Sekou—caught in the struggle the West. The dress styles—tight shirts, Afro-hair...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 104–113.
Published: 01 November 2015
... • November 2015 to configure her 136th Street townhouse into a She advertised Walker products extensively in luxurious beauty salon and grand upstairs living the Baltimore Afro-American (The Afro), the quarters. In October 1927, when she converted Pittsburgh Courier, the Chicago Defender...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 34–47.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., in Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi, ed. Okwui Enwezor (New York: Prestel, 2017), 258 59. 14 Glissant, cited in Manthia Diawara, Conversation with Édouard Glissant Aboard the Queen Mary II (August 2009 in Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, ed. Tanya Barson and Peter Gorschlüter (Liverpool: Tate...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 84–89.
Published: 01 May 2012
... but which are aligned with a col- and African and Afro-­American music, of useful lective pattern of existence, impacted and sustained approaches to rhythm. This discovery moved them by long-­held cultural values without compromising from the conceptual to the practical.”6 aesthetic standards.”4...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 74–77.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Kim, the museum's theoretically correct appropriations of popular culture."2 Smith's DEREK CONRAD MURRAY assistant curator, "Black Belt" sought to chart Afro-Asian cross- words aptly describe the aura of superficiality that permeates the pollination...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Moorland-­Spingarn Research established the Denishawn School of Dance, which devised a Center (Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2005), 191. popular technique of music visualization for modern dance and 22. Loïs Mailou Jones, “The African Influence on Afro-­American trained, among others, Martha...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 40–45.
Published: 01 May 1999
... is design. Ofili's pasting of Black faces, afros and rear ends, cut out surrounded by flying buttocks and vaginal lips cut out of porn maga• from magazines, on his canvasses recalls Romare Bearden's signature...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on the philosophy in the Americas. The most important part of Conwill’s viewers to recognize the artwork among these is Robert Farris Thompson’s 1983 as an expression of intended meaning while sens- book Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American ing the lack of descriptive language with which to Art...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 78–85.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Perry Ferguson: I suggest that there is no such thing in America as a Negro art. Yeargans: I prefer the word Afro to Negro. We can speak of an Afro-­American art...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... DOI 10.1215/10757163-3641700 © 2016 by Nka Publications Barkley L. Hendricks, APBs (Afro Parisian Brothers), 1978. Oil and acrylic on linen canvas, 72 x 50 in. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Barkley L. Hendricks Arabindan-Kesson...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as meaningless, supporting what many of the artists, including Jacob Lawrence, had concluded at the symposium The Black Artist in America, held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art the year before. Genauer then turns to a cor- responding current exhibition at the Lee Nordness Galleries titled Twelve Afro-American...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 66.
Published: 01 May 1999
...• to the Afro hairstyle and to media and ous that the definition of identity, within marketed black stereotypes, Boyce pro• the locality of an antagonistic majority...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
... ssal of the sim ultaneo usly rejected and retained . V 1970 exhibition Afro-American Artists: New Yo rk Given our curren t political moment, Walker and Boston, "quality" is hardly an objective crite• exa m ines how "the cultural production of so• ria . As Michael Brenson rem inds us...