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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and their annual Igue rite to the Head; Victorian Britain’s history of invention, exploration and conquest in which the sacking and looting of the former kingdom of Benin is of particular interest; and the essay ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ by the German cultural theorist Walter Benjamin...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... is not only threatening, location (he is at once African and Victorian, in a but appealing, not only the monster that the police- museum space and perhaps striving to get off his man must beat into submission, but also the beauty dais), he seems vigorous, in spite of any “eugenicist without whom he...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 148–151.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Yinka Shonibare, CBE © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Dandies in Solidarity Yinka Shonibare CBE Yinka Shonibare CBE, Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 11.00 hours, 1998. Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 14.00 hours, 1998. Included in the exhibition Included in the exhibition Mirror s Edge, Bildmuseet...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
.../10757163-7916856 © 2019 by Nka Publications Elizabeth Robles MAKING WAVES I n Iconography after Identity, a text published as a part of the book Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain, art historian Kobena Mercer puts forward a challenge.1 He calls for art- ists, curators, and critics...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in Great Britain’s imperial adventure.1 only slightly. Shonibare shows us REVIEWS February 16–March 24, 2012 It is the moment after Nelson’s great that the tragedy of history, no mat- victory in the Battle of Trafalgar, a ter how many times it is retraced...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 46–51.
Published: 01 May 1998
...• Octavio Zaya, "Alternating Currents" Yinka Shonibare, Vivan Sundaram and torical, gender and sexual differences. is a rambling exhibition in which no dis• Marc Latamie. In the Victorian The result is a smaller biennale in cernible trajectory...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 132–137.
Published: 01 November 2022
... histories that also determined Himid s own transoceanic crossings and shaped her upbringing in Britain. The texts on the flags ask questions of us ( Why Are You Looking or ack­nowledge possibilities ( So Many Dreams ) and sit beneath colorful, bold pictures of body parts. These banners lead us into Lubaina...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and subjugation of one people Playing with standard images of men and women by another—as in the trade and colonial history of from graphics magazines, she sought to comment Britain—in the perseverance of these stereotypes. on the rigid and arbitrary nature of racial and gen- Evans’s interest...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... begins to explore the ontology and materiality of a process that saw the aesthetic embodiment and reconstruction of diasporic Caribbeanness in a British context of the dressed black male body—a body that would come to reconfigure the streets of urban Britain with fresh, dynamic masculinities in motion...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 74–87.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., presented Feeling Her Way in the British National Pavilion, for which she won the Golden Lion, the biennale’s highest honor. Zineb Sedira, a Franco-Algerian artist who lives and works in Britain, exhibited Les rêves n’ont pas de titre ( Dreams Have No Titles ) in the French National pavilion. The Moroccan...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 46–111.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in the Ballantine Within this complex institution, contempo- House, an 1885 Victorian mansion that is part of rary African art is displayed as part of our broader the museum’s campus. I collaborated on the proj- representation of African art. Some contemporary ect with our Decorative Arts curator, Ulysses...