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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Cherise Smith In this article the author questions Carrie Mae Weems’s use of conceptualist and appropriative strategies to conjure the persistent unresolved feelings that result from the historical and continued trauma of black people. Weems’s series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nicholas Miller This article examines AfriCOBRA cofounder Jeff Donaldson’s painting Ala Shango (1969) in relation to the 1968 Chicago riots and the militaristic and Pan-Africanist rhetoric of the Black Nationalist movement. Specifically, I discuss the artist’s appropriation and incorporation of a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Tobias Wofford African art has played a role in the practices of studio-trained African American artists since the Harlem Renaissance. As knowledge about African art has grown and changed, so too have the ways in which artists have appropriated such art and imagined their relationship to the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... nineteenth centuries, but who simultaneously has French roots. He was classified as an individual whose self-importance, impeccable dress, and manners attract attention and afford status. A black dandy can be defined as a self-fashioned gentleman who intentionally appropriates classical European fashion with...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kimberli Gant This essay explores the photographic series Queen Nanny of the Maroons (2004–5) by artist Renée Cox. In the series Cox appropriates the eighteenth-century Jamaican folk hero Queen Nanny, leader of the Windward Maroon community, and brings her into the present. Very little is known...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 88–95.
Published: 01 May 2011
...-overlooked inquiries into modernism, epistemology, and the potential of appropriation. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Journal of Contemporary African Art • 28 • Spring 2011 88 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-1266702  © 2011 by Nka...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transatlantic slavery provided the capital that galvanized white Western art systems of patronage, collection, and exhibition into existence. He represents black women, men, and children as the appropriate subjects of fine art at the same time that he remains dedicated to restoring the history of the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 28–43.
Published: 01 November 2018
... scholars of Marxism have, thus far, ignored non-Western (including African) contributions to Marxism as they have been appropriated and reshaped in the context of decolonization and postcolonial struggles. The author revisits the contribution of non-Western Marxism to the discourse of liberation and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... frames of looking. The portraits demonstrate how postrevolutionary Haitians appropriated the seemingly hegemonic aesthetic codes of Western art in ways ambivalent to, if not wholly detached from, their temporal-bound values of origins, the singular or original work of art, and the linear concept of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2007
.... Appropriation of Africa's visu• take into consideration both the history of this medium al world through the invention of the camera went and the particular aesthetics it has come to represent. It hand in hand with the appropriation of Africa's wealth. must also take into consideration the revolutionary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2000) 2000 (11-12): 120.
Published: 01 May 2000
... gorization based on imperialist notions wake of independence during a critical reinvention of the veil is exemplified of authenticity and appropriation. period of self-fashioning and self- in the designs of Katoucha of London...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 24–29.
Published: 01 May 1999
... often directly appropriated from his sources, also have an edgy, contemporary feel. His sense of color and his way of applying paint may have had their roots in art history (I find echoes of Matisse, and, to some extent, Beauford Delaney), but his playful rendering of figures in a scene seem as if...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 72.
Published: 01 May 1999
... the paintings, we are surfaced advertising "explosions" stereotype or whether it is second confronted with images of such vi• and ragged-edge graphic takeoffs generation appropriation whose olence...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 100–105.
Published: 01 May 2001
... wreck, showing composed of objets trouves, that is found or salvaged second• clear signs of long and hard use. In Africa, however, it contin• hand objects. But it can also refer to the stance taken towards ues to be driven as a matter of course, and this appropriation images, painting...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1998) 1998 (8): 69–72.
Published: 01 May 1998
... to hang out with Naomi Campbell and the a) was an appropriate theme for this biennale, now that South Spice Girls. Africa's opening up to the world after all those years of Apartheid...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 118–119.
Published: 01 May 2007
... by Fred Hoffman, Kellie Jones, Marc and the bursts of color peeking Mayer, and Franklin Sirmans, Basquiat through the whitewashed background appropriately begins...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 218–219.
Published: 01 November 2016
... improvisation punctuated by the rif ng but she also does not re ect critically references Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A of elements appropriated from founda- on the politics of employing such ap- Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, tional sources. The author points to proaches. For...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 130–131.
Published: 01 May 2007
... advocate for a critical, histor• construction in the U.S., giving special Four; appropriately named "Censorship ical, and aesthetic unification of visu• attention to the pseudo-sciences of and Reception." Most notable in this al production that will...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 62–63.
Published: 01 November 1996
... appropriated stage is assembled in statement ought alert the reader to the ethical character of the photog• the familiar, stultifying Western fashion of fait accompli. Instructive his• rapher, not the camera, and lead us always to question, "Why choose this toriographies about, for, and by people...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 162–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... pho- a group show titled Appropriated Land- tography and videography of some of Note scapes, presented until May 12, 2013, the major contemporary artists from 1. The Walther Collection in Germany is at the Walther Collection based at the Walther Family Foundation’s col- located at...