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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 66.
Published: 01 May 1999
... and stints of minstrel mimicry are highly THE UNMAPPED BODY: jarring and confrontational. Boyce's fi• 3 BLACK BRITISH...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
...-generated pathology of the Black bomber, forced to take his place alongside existing pernicious notions of the Black mugger and Black rapist. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 THROUGH THE WIRE Black British People and the Riot...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Eddie Chambers This article discusses the changing nature of art history when it comes to black British artists and suggests that such history has perhaps moved away from existing to instead correcting or addressing the systemic absences of such artists from British art. This is typified by Rasheed...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... handkerchief, polished brogue shoes, white starched shirt with throat-strangling tie, and a trilby hat cocked at an angle. In Eastern Caribbean vernacular they were saga bwoys , or sweet bwoys , masculine personas who, in my rite of passage from a short-pants “colored” boy to a black British young man, I saw...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... British artist Yinka Shonibare, this essay suggests that Wilde’s caricature as a black(face) minstrel dandy on his visit to America in the 1880s was both a compliment and an insult. Wilde as black dandy, and/or the black dandy in association with Wilde, attempted to associate the aesthete with an apish...
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Nka (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 (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Yasmine Espert Pressure , the first feature film by a black British director, was the center of praise and critique at the time of its release. Completed in 1974, it narrates a coming-of-age story about a young man who discovers the complexity of Black Power activism in London. This article...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
... but related ways to collaborative works made by Boyce over a period of several years. In her deliberate resistance to making sense, Boyce places her works in a tradition of modernist artistic practice that draws on Dadaist poetry, the work of John Cage, and black British female performers who disrupt our...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Ian Bourland This article considers recent films by the artist John Akomfrah (b. 1957, Ghana). It argues that Vertigo Sea , The Airport , and Purple exemplify a new phase of black British art production. While building on the methods and themes that characterize his time with the Black Audio Film...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
... a certain level of exposure, such initiatives have tended to privilege institutional agendas rather than the very artistic practices they purport to endorse. The paucity of genuine exhibition opportunities and significant publishing are factors that continue to bedevil a wider selection of black British...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Disparities and Deformations, 16. and teaches on the visual arts of the black diaspora, 21. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ed., Monster Theory: Reading Culture examining African American, Caribbean, and black (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 4. British artists in modern and contemporary...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of art of graffiti and the ways in which, in cities such as criticism. Since the early 1980s, he has been involved Cairo, the graffiti artist articulates and documents in the visual arts, particularly the practice of Black social upheaval. Her images reveal the extent to British artists. He is also...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Anjalie Dalal-Clayton The British artist Sonia Boyce was a central figure in the British Black Arts Movement and has in recent years achieved widespread critical acclaim within the field of British art. Although she is now known for her performative and collaborative approach to art making, she...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jareh Das The late British artist Donald Rodney (1961–98) developed a unique vocabulary critiquing wider representations of the black male body that extended beyond his status as a person living with sickle cell disease to the lives of others with a shared racial background. Critical yet full...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Elizabeth Robles This article proposes a rereading of the timeline of the British Black Arts Movement, and offers early work by the Pakistan-born British artist, writer, and editor Rasheed Araeen as possible starting points for reading the work of a new generation of artists who emerged...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Alice Correia This article considers the role of self-portraiture within the work of British artist Donald Rodney (1961–98). The text investigates the ways in which Rodney used the self-portrait, not to visualize himself, but to animate issues associated with the dominant framings of black men...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The dandy represents a complicated dance between race, gender, power, and style. Primarily, dandyism as a fashion trend was born in Europe during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. More specifically, the dandy is mostly a British construct who came into being in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 72–84.
Published: 01 November 2022
... riverbed. In 1874, British businessman Cecil Rhodes started buying claims to form the De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1888. This strategy gradually secured De Beers s monopoly over the supply and distribution channels that persist today.8 In South Africa, Black workers, forbidden by law in 1872 from holding...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 40–45.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Black British artists I spoke to would lower their voices to a whisper as they avered that Ofili was attracting attention just because he gave whites the kind of nasty, depraved image of Blacks they loved to see. Cognoscenti of the YBA (read Young British Artists...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 60–63.
Published: 01 May 2004
... as if it had been besieged by the version is informed by more references than there might be grains of sand on any one glorious Caribbean beach. African and Caribbean immigration to and integration in the former center of the British Empire and the subsequent development of a Black British middle...