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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 May 1995
... critical access to the kind of work that artists are doing in terms of African American representation. At the same time, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art was convened due to the lack of representation and misrepresentation of what constitutes African art. For far too long, people who have...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Angeles’s African American Arts Community Carolyn Peter and Damon Willick Gallery 32 offered a space where people could express n late 1968 a very young Suzanne Jackson opened an independent voice in their work and not be an art gallery west...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tobias Wofford African art has played a role in the practices of studio-trained African American artists since the Harlem Renaissance. As knowledge about African art has grown and changed, so too have the ways in which artists have appropriated such art and imagined their relationship...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Julie L. McGee This essay examines recent work by the American artist Whitfield Lovell, who has been collecting and using vintage accoutrements—the material culture of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American life, including photographs—for many years. He is best known for his...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... photographers in the art world, he worked with master artists, intellectuals, and photographers. Also in 1968, a group of black men—plus one woman— formed Essence Communications Inc. A momentous triangulation of the women’s liberation movement, the cultural nationalism of African American people in the United...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 218–219.
Published: 01 November 2016
... it rightly deserves while contributing to the fields of American art, African American art, contemporary art, and diaspora art. The introduction sets the stage for contemporary readers to grasp the art world of the 1980s at the same time that it identifies Basquiat’s multiple positionalities as a middle...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Bill Gaskins This essay is an account of the production of the most reproduced photograph from Good And Bad Hair: Photographs by Bill Gaskins , my monograph on the role of hair styling in American culture through the lives of African Americans. The essay also recalls and unpacks a number...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
... by the two major movements in African American art of the twentieth century—the New Negro Arts movement and the Black Arts movement—Jones’s unique black perspective was often viewed through the mask, a symbol of classical African art and a signifier of black identity. For her, it acted as muse...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Geoffrey Jacques African American Los Angeles in the middle decades of the last century was alive with militancy, movement, and creativity. Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960 – 1980 , curated by Kellie Jones, captures this vitality while offering a nuanced survey of how visual artists...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michael D. Harris This essay is a personal meditation on Kara Walker’s work seven years after the author’s critical assessment of her work in the book Colored Pictures . Walker’s work is linked to African American cultural practices like signifyin’ and speaking in tongues and is found to have...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... African American coming to terms with Marikana, the analgesic may, art and South African art, with particular focus on like its connotative title Mine, belong to the artist artist and museum praxis. She is curator of African alone. She has completed Mine before the ill-fated American...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., par• sympathy with the way our social environment ticularly around ideas about blackness and race."1 engenders assumptions and desensitizes people to Like the work of so many African American the feelings of those who are different. He indi• artists, Freeman's work is about self...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 32–43.
Published: 01 May 2006
... African Art The pictures from Abu Ghraib are trophy shots. The American soldiers included in them look exactly as if they were standing next to a gutted buck or a 10-foot martin. That incongruity is not the least striking aspect of the pictures. The first shot I saw, of Specialist Charles A. Graner...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 60–71.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Hazel Carby Copyright © 2006 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2006 US/UK's Special Relationship: The Culture of Torture in Abu Ghraib and Lynching Photographs Hazel Carby No matter where you are in the United States, American mind. Who...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Disparities and Deformations, 16. and teaches on the visual arts of the black diaspora, 21. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ed., Monster Theory: Reading Culture examining African American, Caribbean, and black (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 4. British artists in modern and contemporary...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2015
... argue, for example, that in the United States, where philanthropy is institutionalized, or Nigeria Beth Hinderliter is assistant professor of art history and (my home country), where it is increasingly becoming a fad, coordinator of African and African American studies at people...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Salah M. Hassan In 1986 Gallery 1199 in New York and the Muse Community Museum in Brooklyn jointly organized a two-part exhibition for “Where We At” Black Women Artists, the collective of African American women artists. The exhibition was an initiative of “Where We At,” when its members decided...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 130–131.
Published: 01 May 2006
... paper, against African Americans, as part of a continuum and the other one will be in relationship to Leigh from the period of enslavement to the beating of Raiford's paper. First of all, something that came to Rodney King and the murder...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 22–31.
Published: 01 May 2006
... for public consump• against a seeming neverending tide of violent coer• tion. cion, and transformed into tools for the making of a It is necessary to ask: what is the process by which new African American national identity. Similar...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 140–149.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and has expanded in scope through recent attention from a subsequent generation of African American artists, including several students as well as art scholars. White (1918–79) was vocally committed from the mid-1960s through his final decade to African American art subjects in tandem with social issues...