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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 (2011) 2011 (28): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., beauty, and pleasure breaks down quickly in inter- cultural contexts, as strong beliefs often manifest themselves as hegemonic ideals. One need only...
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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 (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 INSPIRING BEAUTY 50 YEARS OF EBONY FASHION FAIR ashion is so ubiquitous in contemporary Joy L. Bivins culture that one would think African...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 136–145.
Published: 01 May 2008
... way that locates subjective power within the "object" of beauty. This act of self-fashioning sig• nals, according to Bedford, "a seismic generational shift" away from an older, apartheid order to a new Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko, Trio I, 2007. culture. Foregrounded here is a capacity for...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Helen Jennings In the last decade, a new generation of designers in Africa and the wider diaspora has started to rise through the fashion industry’s ranks. These talents are riding the wider wave of global interest in Africa’s cultural, economic, and technological ascension and are also taking...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... conduct an anthropological study of contemporary African clothing culture. Magnum photographer Martin Parr was the festival’s ambassador and contributed his Luxury series, which includes candid images of a South African elite wearing Western designer clothes and sipping champagne at the Durban July races...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Symbionese Liberation Army are most often remembered through their spectacular representation in visual media culture rather than through their political actions or agendas. Video and film projects such as Raymond Pettibon and David Markey’s Citizen Tania (1989), Isaac Julien’s Baltimore (2003), Sharon...
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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 to...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... are sumers 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...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... grandfather transmitting his culture to his grandson. TE: Unlike Travelling Light, when Blood Is Not Fresh Water I wished to reveal the rich cultural heritage of a country first came out it didn’t get broadcast, nor was it shown in known to the general public as a place of war and famine. art shows...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 96–105.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., other art, my imagination, or direct experiences. Many of these images are at once violent, erotic, tragic, and beautiful. They are atavistic and elemental as well as social and analytical at the same...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
... place the traces, she applied velvet black3 — an adhesive behind and discovering other places, as well as living substance criminologists use for rendering things in a range of cultures, are part of her own history — visible — to the surfaces, then covered them with as are experiences of...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Started a Website Where They Can Talk about It (Safely CNN, June 12, 2019. 24 Khwezi Gule, Beauty and Pleasure, in Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art (Oslo, Norway: Stenersen Museum, 2009), 11 25 Selene Wendt, quoted in Jacqueline Bishop, HuffPost Arts and Culture: For Selene Wendt...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 120.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Gen Doy Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 shism and Black Beauties." Since Black Visual Culture...
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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): 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 (2010) 2010 (27): 76–81.
Published: 01 November 2010
... occasionally also infiltrates the concep- for murals, Gush in large part relinquishes control tual aspect of Gush’s work. After filming at the Voo- over production. If beauty does in fact matter, so ruit building in Ghent, a cultural center founded on does chance, because it is chance that often leads to...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... become, uniquely perhaps, the only African studio photographer to leave the continent before 1960 to study and practice in Europe. Whether in Ghana or England, Barnor documented cultures in transformation, new identities coming into being—the fragmented experience of modernity and diaspora; the shaping...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 162–165.
Published: 01 November 2012
... cofounder and tal reality. Beauty can reveal the worst social construct that influences indi- codirector of the Real Life Documentary in human beings. vidual and cultural identities. This ex- Festival in Accra. Ractliffe’s work is also on view in hibition also brings together the...