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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 168–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., but his true saviors have languished in obscurity. Fortunately, the true story of Ota Benga’s tragic sojourn from the Congo to the United States can be reconstructed by returning to hundreds of documents stored in numerous archives across the United States. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 104–113.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and entertained lavishly. Her closet was filled with Parisian haute couture as well as ensembles designed by African American modistes. All photos courtesy Madam Walker Family Archives / A’Lelia Bundles 106 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 37...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of cosmopolitan societies and selves; and the changing representation of blackness, desire, and beauty across time and space. His archive thus not only constitutes a rare document of the black experience in postwar Britain during the Swinging Sixties, but also provides an important frame of reference...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1997) 1997 (6-7): 64.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Brett M. Van Hoesen This essay reviews the compelling recent exhibition Glyphs: Acts of Inscription , hosted by the Pitzer College Art Galleries in Claremont, California, co-curated by Renée Mussai, curator and head of archive at Autograph ABP in London, and Ruti Talmor, assistant professor of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 110–123.
Published: 01 November 2018
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... American contingent and documented the festival, creating an archive of more than fifteen hundred images. After this life-changing experience, the young artist returned home to Brooklyn and went on to produce exceptional photographs of unique moments in the cultural history of the United States and the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 36–43.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Connie Winston Founded in 1972, the Hatch-Billops Collection houses an extensive archive of African American memorabilia and exists as a direct result of the 1965 “open admissions” policy at the City College of New York, where James Hatch was teaching theater history. Today the collection’s mission...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 38–50.
Published: 01 May 2019
...) both draws on and critiques conventions of documentary photography. Containing appropriated archival photographs, her works are often interpreted as the artist subverting visual stereotypes of black people in order to commemorate their lives and experiences. The author explores the formal strategies...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., including corporations. While examining the role of legal entities, Gates also posits the necessity for temporary and informal collectives, the gatherings that convene and dissolve around caring for places, things, and people. Referencing the archives housed at his Dorchester Projects, Gates discusses the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Tottenham in 1985. This text considers four wire photographs from the Baltimore Sun ’s historical photo archive. Wire photos differed from traditional photographic prints insofar as the wire print resulted from breakthrough technology that allowed a photographic image to be scanned, transmitted over “the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Based on my previous research on black women and the politics of beauty culture in the twentieth century, I examine the ways that online natural-hair communities provide a rich archive for those who wish to take seriously the concerns of black women. Specifically, this essay discusses the ways in which...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... cutting-edge perspectives on the production and skill of black self-representation, desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the nineteenth century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archive. Drawing on the ideas and works of leading and emerging writers of our time while including the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Monica L. Miller Taking seriously (and for granted) the playful perversity of blackness, “Black, Queer, Dandy” examines the black dandy archive’s encounter with Oscar Wilde. Looking to his precursor, arch and witty eighteenth-century “dandy in black” Julius Soubise, and his heir, sardonic black...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jafari Sinclaire Allen Drawn from an archive of online pornographic selfies, this meditation reconsiders black gay art historical critique of the visual fetish of the black male body in the context of the undisciplined and contradictory circulation of images on the Internet. It asks: Does...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 134–141.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kerr Houston Hank Willis Thomas’s History Doesn’t Laugh , shown in Johannesburg and Cape Town in early 2014, represented in some ways an extension of themes evident in his earlier work. But the show, which drew on a range of historical sources and archival materials, also included a notable accent...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 122–125.
Published: 01 November 2010
... postcolonial history, art history as archive, European decadence—alongside works that emphasize his more recent focus on cinematic strategies and contemporary global politics. By juxtaposing works in different mediums executed over the past fifteen years, this carefully curated and creatively installed show...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of sculpture that speaks of a cosmopolitan vision in which several traditions collide to create a new visual language combining African-derived forms with a minimalist aesthetic. The new works and the archival material included in the retrospective exhibition Amir Nour: Brevity Is the Soul of Wit...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., local articulation of black consciousness on Chicago’s South Side in 1967 in order to illustrate how local dimensions of black consciousness relate to the making of a global black consciousness. Crawford’s starting point is a photo archive of Bob Crawford, her father, a photographer who worked in the...