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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Elizabeth Harney Recent readings of El Anatsui’s metal wall hangings celebrate their sheer beauty and grandiosity, marveling at their clever quotations of modernist tropes. However, these readings tend to miss the spiritual drama and melancholy informing his transformation processes; they overlook...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 136–145.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Sarah Nuttall Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 ABOUT BEAUTY tk bout Beauty was a summer exhibition held S3 fa h N U tta 11 M\ in December 2007 and January 2008...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Joy L. Bivins Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair was a costume exhibition that debuted at the Chicago History Museum in March 2013. The project explored and examined the history and impact of Ebony Fashion Fair, a traveling fashion show produced by Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... blackness and black people with a perverse foreignness. In the figures of Soubise and Shonibare, these insults are turned into a fabulous, subversive queerness productive of both nurture and death. BLACK QUEER DANDY THE BEAUTY WITHOUT WHOM WE CANNOT LIVE Monica L. Miller...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
... vociferously against nationalism in politics and art, both locally and regionally. In doing so, they shifted the audience of modern Egyptian art and created a new, transnational public. For these reasons, the author calls this movement the “Beautiful Black Cloud” of modern Egyptian Art. It was violent, stormy...
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Nka (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 (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... gious procession in Lalibela—the colors, the sounds, the to his birthplace and grabbing a couple of fugitive interviews heat, the dust, the brocades, the crosses, and the umbrel- for the brief minutes he conceded after much insistence. It las. The overall beauty and excitement of that wonderful...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... at the same time that it is impacted by self- nowhere more visible than in how it manifests and narratives about personal relationships with cultural functions at the site of the collision between identity standards of beauty, whether vexed or not. In short, and race in the African diaspora...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and beauty. by developing refined tastes in European suits The legacy of slavery, coupled with the fight for and bourgeois accessories—like their masters. political and social equality, was channelled into After Congo’s independence in 1960, economic the politics of dressing the body to symbolize...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... about Africa today. Helen Jennings is a London-based journalist, consultant, author, and editorial director of new-media platform Nataal. She is also  author of New African Fashion (Prestel, 2011), a book about contemporary African style, beauty...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
... from the ragged, yet beautiful, threads of daily life as influenced by the long-term effect of history and its implications on what plays out in the present. These narratives are punctuated by an abundance of words, text, and literary references that are written, spoken, sung, recited, projected...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... with negative emotions: sorrow, pain, and humiliation. Illustrative of the turn is the 2009 exhibition Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art , which considered pain and suffering as overrated and sought to provide a more accurate picture of life on the continent as a mix of pleasure and pain...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... beautifully into the language of contemporary art. Most important, if we strip cosmopolitanism completely bare and look beneath its seductive veneer, its real potential and beauty becomes visible, revealing a commitment to ethics and a genuine engagement with the plight of others. When contemporary artists...
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Nka (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, overlapping...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 120–121.
Published: 01 November 2010
... caps into a new kind of luxury, Anatsui presents the viewer with an impressive visual coup. Part of the sensation of luxurious beauty is due to the viewer’s awareness of the intensive manual labor that went into making the works. The review also examines the tendency of Anatsui’s recent sculpture...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2010
... works. The review examines how the exhibited works highlight Mutu’s ongoing interrogation of beauty, femininity, the environment, and the perceptions and depictions of Africa and “Africanness” in Western media. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 42–47.
Published: 01 November 2010
... to reflect on juxtapositions of the sacred and profane, the beautiful and ugly, in Ofili’s earlier work and to consider the implications of his strategic shift. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 FROM riot to austerity Chris Ofili’s Retrospective at the Tate...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 76–81.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Joost Bosland Despite his stated lack of interest in beauty, the lines and surfaces of Simon Gush’s works reveal a deep concern with aesthetics and its conceptual potential. How light reflects and refracts in Sidestep, Gush’s latest solo exhibition, mirrors the way that his work refracts...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: American Runway Revolution, which revisits the famed fashion battle at Versailles and examines the dynamics of race, economics, beauty, history, and the epic results of that legendary night in 1973 at the Chateau de Versailles. When five American designers enjoy victory against their French counterparts...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 104–113.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... An heiress with exquisitely decorated homes and chauffeured cars and hostess of music-filled soirees, she personified the spirit and flamboyance of the era. Always stylish, her blend of regal, statuesque African beauty and haute couture served as an inspiration to poets, painters, and novelists. Among those...