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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Anne Anlin Cheng Can we think of racialized skin as dress, as a form of fashion-consciousness? Instead of seeing this question as trivializing the history of denigrating corporeality attached to the raced subject, through a reading of Josephine Baker this paper argues for the importance...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the symbolic use of the body by asserting that certain bodies are emblematic of magic and mystery in the belief imposed on certain historical figures, such as Josephine Baker. The artist therefore uses Baker’s image as a leitmotif for a series entitled The Goddess Projects , where she is rendered...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... was featured as one among other African the stage name “Féral” (wild, untamed) and within male dancers dressed in loincloths who pounded a few years became one of the star attractions of the drums while accompanying Josephine Baker, the Parisian music-hall scene. From the mid-1920s showcased...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to Duchamp's LHOOQ, the 1919 ready- craze in 1920s Paris, as evidenced by the wealth of Josephine Baker on the roof of the commercial imagery and merchandise they Theatre des Champs-Elysees, 1925 spawned. Perfume, cigarettes, jewelry, and fashion...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
... evolutionary Journal of Contemporary African Art • 37 • November 2015 94 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-3339772  © 2015 by Nka Publications VERSAILLES ’73 AMERICAN RUNWAY REVOLUTION Legendary Franco-American star Josephine Baker performs during the French...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
... (or off altogether) addition to physical labor, their sexual labor was at opportune moments, she drew the attention of used to “give birth to white wealth” and was thus tourists and residents alike. She imagined herself the key mechanism for reproducing the entire as Josephine Baker, admired...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with Jazz Age performance and visual culture, as epitomized by Josephine Baker, the primal eroticism of the figure corresponds to the primitivist impulses...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 68–73.
Published: 01 May 2007
... tune exhorts Marigo forward while The music of Josephine Baker in Touki Bouki is laughing at him. Dialogue in Le Franc is at a bare also deployed in similar fashion. minimum, almost dispensable, like in most Djibril Djibril also accesses the improvisational traits films...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 11.
Published: 01 May 1999
.... Beginning with jazz musicians like Louis ^QtF Armstrong and performers like Josephine Baker early in the century, to writers such as Richard Wright and James Baldwin after the war, artists of color considered Paris a good playing ground for the advancement of their work. African and Afro-Caribbean...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 71.
Published: 01 November 1998
...Ken Lum Copyright © 1998 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1998 REVIEW Cesaire, Josephine Baker and other DAK'ART 98...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 28–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., and Nineteenth Century French National Identities” recalls the basic facts of Baart- man’s life, and it is this essay that provides the full details of Baartman’s life in the book.13 Opening with a provocative quote about Josephine Baker’s Parisian debut, Mitchell’s essay examines the role...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Josephine Baker. Riding with Death in My Sleep with an unseemly monkey-child in tow. These small images is an appropriate central image as it is the most fully realized and seem to have their own internal, hermetically sealed narratives. multilayered vision of the three...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 58–61.
Published: 01 May 1998
... and artistically and her artists deserve both our attention and grat• itude. Though it has been customary to talk about black modernity (an oxymoron to say the least) in terms of its oppositional trans• parency to "modernism", as something un• derdeveloped and other (see Josephine Baker...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
... tion of the West, the gaze, the need to study and stamped extracts from past accounts of Saartjie examine the ‘other,’ fueled by the popularity of such Baartman and Josephine Baker. Otherwise known inventions and developments as photography, the as the “Hottentot Venus” and the “Black Venus...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
...- served as an interpreter between the two cultures, scale (twenty-four-by-twenty-inch) Polaroid prints an important role that sadly did not ensure a explores the expressive culture of famous perform- secure or prosperous life for her, as she died des- ers such as Josephine Baker and Billie Holiday...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
... a triptych of recent Yinka Shonibare's Scramble for Africa (2000-2003) works that refer to Josephine Baker (1906-1975), refers to the Berlin conference of 1884-1885, in the African American performing artist who which Africa was divided between five colonial gained fame...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
... Africans, in art and life, exposed more flesh While some contemporaneous black Kellie Jones characterized as a performative than most Europeans. Josephine Baker's American intellectuals and artists took note...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 64–66.
Published: 01 November 1998
... Cesaire, Josephine Baker and other DAK'ART 98 luminaries from the world's African Diaspora, DAK'ART 96's opening cer• The Dakar Biennale emonies included...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... American woman to be successful in Paris since Josephine photographs, so I did some nude photographs of her. When Baker. It goes to show you that there’s a deeper side to a they ran the article, they used some of the photographs person than just their physical appearance. I felt strongly...