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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the visual arts and modernity, was the perfect stage for Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West, the fifth in the series of visual art conferences held in Paris in January 2013. The essays offered in this special issue of Nka were gathered from that historic meeting and offer the most cutting-edge...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Alice Correia This article considers the role of self-portraiture within the work of British artist Donald Rodney (1961–98). The text investigates the ways in which Rodney used the self-portrait, not to visualize himself, but to animate issues associated with the dominant framings of black men...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lewis Watts In January 2013, I came to Paris for the first time in forty years to present work at the first Black Portraiture[s] conference. I had planned to photograph there but had no agenda. My interest was piqued on the train from Charles de Gaulle airport, when five young black men in hoodies...
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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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... modernity and postcolonial worlds. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 James Barnor Ever Young studio photography black portraiture Ghanaian photographer JAMES BARNOR EVER YOUNG, NEVER SLEEP Renée Mussai n the world...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Anna Arabindan-Kesson This article explores the uses of portraiture by artists Barkley L. Hendricks and Elizabeth Colomba. First, it examines the ways both artists refigure canonical forms of the genre differently to evoke an understanding of black interiority through the stylization, fashioning...
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Nka (2024) 2024 (54): 128–131.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Rebecca Schiffman rschiffman12@gmail.com © 2024 by Nka Publications 2024 Barkley L. Hendricks Frick Museum portraits Black American artist Black portraiture artistic reflections REVIEW BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS Portraits at the Frick FRICK MADISON SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 JANUARY 7...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in which the black female body in particular has been represented. Christopher Cozier describes the genre of Caribbean portraiture produced against the background of a long history of colonized representation as “a visual territory not exclusively of our own making.” This article presents a number...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
... forget that he is the creator of the artists we see within the paintings. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 artist’s studio self-portraits black portraiture posing the black figure POSING THE BLACK PAINTER KERRY JAMES MARSHALL’S PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS’ SELF...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of black subjects in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and New Orleans. With Mthethwa’s customary saturated color, subtle composition, and exacting attention to ephemeral detail, the images depicted the reach of politics in the aesthetics of everyday life. They also revealed the artist’s interest in the longer...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... queerness. Monica L. Miller is an associate professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University, in New York City. Notes 1 Initially presented at the Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West conference in Paris, January 2013, this essay reworks some of the arguments in my...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., these are some of the has aimed her wit directly at the audience. By extending this invita• names that black paper portraiture has had throughout its life from tion under the assumption that you are indeed one of "our Negro the mid-l7th century to the end of the 19th century. Although he did...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 125.
Published: 01 May 2001
... at the nial culture. By re-adjusting this State University of New York at traditional power-figure to his Stony Brook. Coinciding with Black...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2009
... at all in the biography. The images of this enigmatic series are twenty-five years that have passed by, and one not, like his early self-portraits, costume self- finds again the charm of black-and-white photo• portraits, but make up the fragment of a visual graphs from the 1970s...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of colonial modernity that bear on the Itopics of portraiture and the representation of the black body in Western visual arts.1 In one regard, the discourse of colonial...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 72–81.
Published: 01 May 2009
... as victims of abuse. The different ways. Mears, who concluded that choice of photographing in black and white Mthethwa does not exploit his subjects, finds that by most photographers gives an acute polit• the photographs are too beautiful to be effective ical angle...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 200–201.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and famous and recognizable photographs They didn't teach us how to handle party shots captured the buoyant have been. Looking out at the viewer, a camera optimism of the new nation. Today in black and white and with layers...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to do. At the forefront of their efforts are new readings of eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century American portraiture. In Portraits of Resistance: Activating Art During Slavery (2022), for example, art historian Jennifer Van Horn attends to the anti-Blackness at the heart of American...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 16–29.
Published: 01 May 2009
...-sized repre• 2006 Whitney Biennial. Photography became such sentations of people of color, blending his interest a passion that to this day, Hendricks rarely leaves in the history of portraiture with the growing con• home without his camera. sciousness of black self-representation...