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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Amy Ongiri In Death 24x a Second Laura Mulvey argues that cinematic images belie the deathlike qualities of still photography because of their ability to invoke the appearance of life through motion. This essay examines film and video projects that use found footage and still images from the Black...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 44–56.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Margo Natalie Crawford This essay considers the very use of the word “black” in diasporic freedom struggles as a type of strategic abstraction. Crawford’s focus on blackness as a strategic abstraction deepens our understanding of the practice of diaspora as the practice of black abstraction...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Coco Fusco Copyright © 1996 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1996 THE THAT WERE NOTOURS BLACK PERFORMERS, BLACK PE RFORMANGE...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., 2008, 24 x 18 in. Courtesy of the artist. Journal of Contemporary African Art BLACK IS, BLACK...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 8–21.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Margo Natalie Crawford How did the Black Arts movement become an antitext movement? How did the black aesthetic of this movement use the tension between the bound and the unbound? This essay examines the movement’s critique of a dominant “museum exhibit” cultural industry that transformed grass...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 90–97.
Published: 01 May 2012
... members as well as for present artists, and they will probably inspire future generations of artists as well. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Wadsworth Jarrell, Black Prince (Malcolm), 1971. Acrylic on canvas, 44 × 64 in. Courtesy Mr. and Mrs. Munson Steed...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., the reason why the language of clas- it is conflated with the ornamental or the diabolical sical racism resists demystification is that blackness in the visual arts or merged with the notion of the and whiteness carry too much meaning as signifiers gothic in literature, the grotesque acts as a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
... closet, a trumpet, and even a Miles’s cool, composed concentration. In the early gun — toy, or not. The custom- made black trumpet shots, Barboza found the erotic pride of muscula- is not, in these images, of a wholly di erent order ture; in the later, the skeletal emergence that means from an...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Berni Searle, Moonlight (video still), 2010. From the Black Smoke Rising series. AND EXPL OSIVE...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 2015 Janelle Monáe tuxedo queerness performativity uniform ALL HAIL THE Q.U.E.E.N. JANELLE MONÁE AND A TALE OF THE TUX n a video interview with Vogue Black in 2010, Monica L. Miller musical genius and media...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2000) 2000 (11-12): 48–55.
Published: 01 May 2000
... to the murder of Stephen of the comforting Powellite scenario in which Lawrence and the institutional failures that feral black youth preyed on frail, vulnerable and compounded...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Julia Elizabeth Neal Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power is a meticulous case study into an embattled New York art establishment, which black artists critiqued as perpetuating racist, exclusionist collecting and exhibition practices during the 1960s and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 154–163.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Romi Crawford Romi Crawford explores the affective bonds that ensue from scenes of collective black consciousness. She launches her article on the premise that each event has unique and complicated pre-stories that are harder to get to, but awareness of which helps in better understanding both 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): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Michelle Stephens “Defacing the Gaze and Reimagining the Black Body: Contemporary Caribbean Women Artists” examines works by visual artists Oneila Russell, Holly Bynoe, Patricia Kaersenhout, and Ebony Patterson, exploring how these contemporary artists wrestle with the terms in which we see black...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Nana Adusei-Poku The article “Post-Post-Black?” unfolds two aspects with which contemporary black artists and academics are confronted: the prevailing racism and stereotypes about the work by black artists and scholars, and the advanced scholarship and artistic practices that try to dispose...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Celeste-Marie Bernier Black British artist Barbara Walker works across multiple narrative series to create hard-hitting dramatic tableaux in which she does powerful justice to the psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, social, and imaginative realities of lives as lived by black women, men...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2011
... From the Editor aesthetics that are modernist in essence but rooted in the black experience. They also include essays by Remembering the younger artists whose works are concerned with...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Amiri Baraka This essay outlines the development and activities of the Black Arts Repertory Theater/School. Its members set up classes on history, politics, and drama; hosted plays, poetry readings, and new music concerts; and stalked through the community preaching about Blackness. Despite its...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michele Wallace In an article written by her daughter Michele Wallace, Faith Ringgold’s Black Light series is presented as part of an experiment in the 1960s quest for the creation of a “black aesthetics” best understood in relation to Ringgold’s life and the evolution of her oeuvre. Black...