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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Coco Fusco Copyright © 1996 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1996 THE THAT WERE NOTOURS BLACK PERFORMERS, BLACK PE RFORMANGE...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 64–76.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Murillo’s response sheds new light on the rich yet little explored local black Brazilian art production. Copyright © 2019 by Nka Publications 2019 Oscar Murillo black Brazilian art performance art Black performance Brazil ...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., We Promote Knowledge and Love: Parade Day in Harlem, photo still, 2011. Street performance during the Forty-­Second African American Day Parade, Harlem, New York, September 18, 2011. Courtesy the artist. © Shani Peters 2011 laboratives or black art collectives per se. Instead, ture...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Paints (ca. 1930), Nous Quatre à Paris (ca. 1930), Staging and Performing Blackness at the 1931 and A Midsummer Night in Harlem (1936). Such Exposition Coloniale Internationale depictions led James Porter to describe Hayden as So what prompted Hayden, an artist who by his own “a talent gone far...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
... women’s representations in pornography reveal the complex politics of black women’s sexual politics and feminism, and the stakes of respectability and objectification. Looking at the ways in which Pepper understood her work, and her pride in her performances—including a 1986 tour of Europe...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 30–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... similarities in how they represent black culture and finds that these artists convey more than is usually understood about their work—a spatial architecture of performance and a critical return of the gaze that challenges the viewer to think more deeply about the black experience of America. I find useful...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... limited focus has been given to how and what postwar Caribbean migrant men contributed to a diasporic understanding of black dandyism through the material culture and performativity of the saga bwoys and rude bwoys. Using Carol Tulloch’s “style-fashion-dress,” among other conceptual frameworks, this essay...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Heterotemporal refers to the synchronicity of being black in the contemporary, which includes ideology, space, time, and history. This history is inescapable because, however advanced the scholarship may become, it has to connect to the context in which it is performed as well as embrace the fact...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 8–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
... (textual performances that aimed to somehow avoid framing and containing ephemeral but excessive acts of sounding black, looking black, and becoming black). Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Black...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the arts; to foster better international and interracial understanding; and to give Black artists, writers, and performers all over the world a feeling of belonging to a common root despite the diversity of their individual cultural identities.” Marilyn Nance was the official photographer of the North...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
... implicit metanarrative of black female agency and civil rights–era cultural defiance. The social contract between the photographer and “the sitter” is also explored in this article, arguing that when the sitter is an imposing African American artist/performer/observer, the photographer—and by extension...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 196–210.
Published: 01 November 2018
... one had a different relationship with SASO, which commissioned artists to perform, read, and display their work at cultural events it sponsored. SASO and BC’s other parent organization, the Black Peoples’ Convention, both financed artist-directed projects and critically reviewed and reproduced works...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., and performative. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 YOURS in BLACKNESS Blocks, Corners, and Other Desire Settings Romi Crawford Dorchester Projects. © Sara Pooley Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34 • Spring 2014 80 • Nka...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on, twentieth-century American, European, and black diasporic art and culture. It seeks to contextualize as well as critique a select sampling of visual representations and performative operations of this enigmatic African, who conscientiously exploited the interests and conceits of modernism and primitivism...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 58–71.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Shana L. Redmond Black vocal music is a dynamic alchemy of performance, technology, and strategy deployed in political scenes throughout the diaspora. In this essay, Paul Robeson is situated within the immanent spread of decolonization in the mid-twentieth century (in Africa, in particular...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Anjalie Dalal-Clayton The British artist Sonia Boyce was a central figure in the British Black Arts Movement and has in recent years achieved widespread critical acclaim within the field of British art. Although she is now known for her performative and collaborative approach to art making, she...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of a black female nude performance by the multimedia artist Dineo Seshee Bopape.2 In Silent Performance (2008), a thought-provoking title, nine images feature the female performer in various stages of nudity: stark naked but adorned with props, semi-naked wearing a delicate white lace bra with men s...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lyle Ashton Harris This essay was originally presented as a speech I was invited to give at New York University’s conference Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West in 2013. The essay addresses my personal experiences as well as critical observations of the performance and production...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
... but related ways to collaborative works made by Boyce over a period of several years. In her deliberate resistance to making sense, Boyce places her works in a tradition of modernist artistic practice that draws on Dadaist poetry, the work of John Cage, and black British female performers who disrupt our...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Projects, in which the image of Josephine art classes to the public with an unnamed (black) Baker, the American/French activist and performer, Journal of Contemporary African Art • 38–39 • November 2016 202 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-3641876 © 2016 by Nka Publications Jean...