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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and experience from the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 Feral Benga primitivism (afro)modernism African dance music-hall homoeroticism FÉRAL BENGA African Muse of Modernism James Smalls n 1923, at the age of seventeen, François Benga a central...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 74–94.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the influence and contributions of African culture to world culture. Although there had been two Congrès des écrivains et artistes noirs in Paris in 1956 and Rome in 1959, this was the first congress on the broader subject of African culture to be held on the continent. Encompassing visual art, music, dance...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 34–46.
Published: 01 May 2007
.... as serious artists."11 Even within the New Negro Perpener III has noted, "the careers of most movement, however, Maudelle did not embody African-American dancers were so poorly docu• the favored roles or appearance set forth for mented in dance history literature that questions...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Shawn School of Dance.6 Always a thor- eager to paint another boldly colored work filled ough and inquisitive researcher, Jones went back to with African-­inspired masks and repeating design the original sources and studied traditional mask motifs. forms from...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and articulation of black masculinity. For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, the black dandy’s look is highly tailored. He is a rebel—a modern-day representation of the African trickster. His style and identity generally contradict the stereotypes, boxes, categories, and ideas that a society has about him...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 36–47.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in a common struggle. So my interest in Africa was not just about retracing roots or reveling in African music and dance. It was about forging a bond in the fight for human and civil rights. 27 This distinction bears on the lyricism of White s later work featuring African subjects that it was less a nostalgic...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 30–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... see a dialogue between West African expressive brilliance is and how its Bearden and Reiss on how to use the African mask, key concepts traverse as they inform the visual arts, how to structure space in the canvas, and how to music, and dance.3 be transnational without...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., charlierose.com/videos/16971. 6 Charlie Rose, Whitney Biennial 14. 7 New York Close Up, Jacolby Satterwhite Dances, 6:54 7:17. 8 Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure (Durham, NC: Journal of Contemporary African Art 47 November 202066 Nka Duke University Press, 2011), 88. 9 R. Kurt Osenlund, Jacolby...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
... edge of danger Instead of a sleek black physique, skinny legs with that typically characterizes images of le primitif 16 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 41 • November 2017 Richmond Barthé, Feral Benga (Benga: Dance Figure), 1935. Bronze, 19 1/2 in. Courtesy Newark Museum...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 94–113.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., debunking its meaning and defying Cheick Diallo, The Dance of the Empty Chairs, detail of installation at Ségou Art | Festival on the Niger, 2019. Wood, paper, metal, acrylic, bamboo, wire, calabash, thread, nylon cord, and charcoal. Photo: © H. Tissières Journal of Contemporary African Art 47 November...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in reputation, which in the vernacular of African American cultural imperialism, this traffic was often diasporic culture values the public performances represented as coming from the United States in the of speech, music, dance, sexual display, and prow- forms of music such as jazz, soul, and the blues...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in standing position and moves outward into the cross-media trajectory of free-flowing, freewheeling gestures associated with the fluid mobility of dance. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the mythology surrounding Monáe’s public presentation, as well as the styling of the videos for “Tightrope” and “Q.U.E.E.N.,” I argue that Monáe insists on a playfully clad and performative “embodied knowledge” as a basis for her android revolution. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 70–73.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Holland Cotter Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 ill EROS CRUISES THE MUSEUM IN A FILMMAKER'S DREAMS Holland Cotter he...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 48–55.
Published: 01 May 2001
...• they danced in ceremonies. Carved of Europe while creating a bitter exis• sitions that are projected down onto gelede, or grandiose epa, masks15 were tence for so many Africans. As them...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 24–27.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Thomas Mulcaire Copyright © 2000 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2000 AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL Thomas Mulcaire JH...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
... shimmering skin—this paper traces Baker’s spectacular invention of “skin-fashion” and its importance for how we think about style and racial visibility today. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Josephine Baker skin-fashion performance race and style SKIN FASHION...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and society were discussed and explored. As such, the gallery partook of the broad political struggles of the times and contributed to the city’s remarkable artistic diversity. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Greg Edwards. Annie Bianucci, George Evans, and Suzanne Jackson...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 122–125.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Jennie Hirsh This review examines the midcareer retrospective Yinka Shonibare MBE in the context of its third and final venue, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. The survey featured examples of the artist’s familiar interests—the complex relationship between colonial...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 184–191.
Published: 01 November 2021
... African Art 49 November 2021 Film still from Alexandria: Again and Forever. Dancing as manifest of tensions between private and public, unity and competition, love and control The Anthony and Cleopatra sequence, in par­ ticular, has the ambiance of a celebration of the filmmaker s capacity to shift...