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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... 4. Ibid. 5. Walter Benjamin, “Little History of Photography,” in Selected Writings, ed...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Anthony Barboza; Barry Maxwell The musician Miles Davis, subject of a group of portrait photographs by Anthony Barboza, presents himself in the photographs as an armature of fashion objects. With reference to the work of Walter Benjamin and Giacomo Leopardi, this introduction to Barboza’s...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Adeli (Bielefeld: Kerber, 2010). 1. Walter Benjamin, Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken, 1968), 256. 2. See Walter Benjamin...
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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 (2004) 2004 (19): 33–37.
Published: 01 May 2004
... or expresses anything but is, as expressionless and creative Word, that which is meant in all languages—all information, all sense, and all intention finally encounter a stratum in which they are destined to be extinguished. Walter Benjamin, "The Task of the Translator...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that Walter Benjamin wrote can only be a form of Esperanto.2 In Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History, I tried to rescue the term but subvert the project of universal history, turning its claims and its presumptions up- side down.3 By unearthing the central significance of the Haitian Revolution for Hegel s...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., and aesthetic contexts explored in this edition of articles Enwezor s essay deployed concepts that Walter functions as a curatorial methodology for art his- Benjamin also described as a critical constellation. 15 tory in the twenty-first century. Benjamin writes that when researchers abandon Forging...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
... could privileges, rather, metaphor. offer. . . . It was one thing to fashion arresting visual And is that a problem? In his 1929 essay emblems of emancipated perception and response; it “Surrealism,” Walter Benjamin thought in some was an entirely different—and unattainable...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 140–144.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., generate what Walter Benjamin some fifty years later by Frantz Fanon was hypnotic: the figure of the “Veiled would call “dialectical images,” in in his development of an anticolonial Woman” (an archetype of black femi- which seeming fragments of history psychoanalytic critique.7 ninity...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
...” toward more precisely, the continent’s exclusion from the cities. There, for want of paid labor, they take to power, Walter Benjamin already sensed a similar delinquency and theft; in their free time they con- danger in the 1930s. In The Arcades Project, written spire to overcome their subjugation...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 114–121.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... In the classic tradition, the documentary pho• In the majority of the images, this is effected by tographer has a lot of the character of Walter the strong (even remorseless) assertion of heavily Benjamin's storyteller—that member of a com• weighing straight lines, physical barriers...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., flatness and depth, focus• es soft and hard. This embrace is visual, silent. Popular Memory and Forgetfulness Walter Benjamin made the insightful observation The Fighters, 2006. Cowhide, resin, polyester mesh, waxed cord. that mechanical...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2011
... status, they (along with circling of its bibliographical notation political valence of Pope.L’s own voice. the spectators of his public crawls) are of Benjamin’s Origin of German Tragic However, it is Cusp (2010), a group forced to meditate on Pope.L’s striking Drama. In this seminal work...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 74–77.
Published: 01 May 2002
... to it is a contrario proof that her atten• noted Walter Benjamin in "On the Concept of History," one of tion to these all-pervading ideological elements carries with it a the last essays this Jewish German philosopher wrote before transcendent meaning and justification. Well aware that identity...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 92–93.
Published: 01 November 2001
...• termed "Greenheads," are little nyc/mia, 1999-2001, takes on consciously document an actual cartoon-like, humanoid people the persona of Walter Benjamin journey. The artist drives around...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 12–17.
Published: 01 May 2000
... a kind of Walter Benjamin flaneur, walking body in particular a privileged site of like a ghost in the metropolis. To adapt a phrase of Stuart Hall's, Fanon's legacy today is a series...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 82–93.
Published: 01 November 2020
...) Nugent Nka 91 obviously influenced by sales, we could speculate that the various versions of one work speak to the countless possible copies of the photograph, as analyzed by Walter Benjamin in 1935. Benjamin proposed that photographs dissolve the aura of original works of visual art...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 22–31.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of its own," to read history back into the sign, we are in a position invoke Walter Benjamin.25 The victims of 1910 are to grasp the image as an icon that conflates the his• linked to civil rights workers of 1964 and in the tory we repress (lynching) with the history we dis• words...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 32–43.
Published: 01 May 2006
... course, to Walter Benjamin's famous pronouncement in out, these images of torture and lynching partake alike in a "Theses on the Philosophy of History" that "to articulate the process of dehumanization of racial others and pleasure in past historically . . . means to seize hold...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of inspiration that has blossomed throughout her work. She describes the story conveyed in Rooted (2012), which was featured in The Storytellers, as part African legend, part Campos-Pons fairytale. As Walter Benjamin famously wrote, All great sto- rytellers have in common the freedom with which they move up...