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Nka (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 (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 (2022) 2022 (51): 144–148.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jareh Das; Cindy Sissokho Cindy@nae.org.uk © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 REVIEWS BODY VESSEL CLAY: BLACK WOMEN, CERAMICS AND CONTEMPORARY ART TWO TEMPLE PLACE, LONDON JANUARY 29 APRIL 24, 2022 We have learned to defy our sense of time to shift, to work from and rebuild past cultural...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in which the black female body in particular has been represented. Christopher Cozier describes the genre of Caribbean portraiture produced against the background of a long history of colonized representation as “a visual territory not exclusively of our own making.” This article presents a number...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
...• plinary actions are not color blind. The invectives against performative uses of the body in contemporary American art have paid disproportionate attention to representations by and of black people, especially black men. In 1989, it was Robert Mapplethorpe's image of a black man's penis...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Cheryl Finley; Deborah Willis How the black body has been imagined in the West has always been a rich site for global examination and contestation. The representation and depiction of black peoples often has been governed by prevailing attitudes about race and sexuality. How the black body...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and social meanings of blackness and the body. Second, it argues that these artists directly challenge the seeming invisibility of black bodies in Western art history by reworking the linear trajectory of canonical discourses. They do not so much insert black bodies back into the Western canon as reveal...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kanitra Fletcher How do you see blackness? What does it look like? Can it be shown? In seeming response to such uncertainties, artists Renée Green, Satch Hoyt, and Sheila Pree Bright forgo representation of the black body altogether. In installation and photographic works— Seen (1990), Say It Loud...
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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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lyle Ashton Harris This essay was originally presented as a speech I was invited to give at New York University’s conference Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West in 2013. The essay addresses my personal experiences as well as critical observations of the performance and production...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... while incorporating Western themes implies a precontemporary creation, an egalitarian existence in a story from which the black body is painfully absent. When a work of art depicts a figure (mythical, biblical, allegorical) the narrative is identified with the help of pictorial codes. Eros would...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... French hip-hop is the second-largest-selling in its genre in the world, and it is not surprising that it has resonated with young immigrant populations. There is a vital jazz scene in France but also a growing specter of racism. I am interested in recording the ways in which black bodies exist...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 58–71.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) as a way to investigate and theorize acts of vocal transport as a type of hologram that places black bodies in circulation with(in) social movement and strategy collectives beyond their physical reach. With this technology at their disposal, black artists throughout the diaspora and the Third World were...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Through the Ebony Fashion Fair, Johnson Publishing Company brought exclusive design into very public spaces and featured it on black bodies. The traveling show reiterated the publishing company’s project of featuring the best in black life, and it used fashion, beauty, and glamour to accomplish that end...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Silvi Naçi Rico Gatson is a cultural producer. Long before other artists, his work embodied the pursuit of light and pushed the boundaries of modernity by building new structures for understanding and representing black bodies in contemporary dialogue and the art market. Each piece commands...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 116–118.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Wilson. Copeland cleverly mines the conceptual, generational, and contextual ties among these high-profile practitioners to assert that by evoking but refusing to visually portray enslaved black bodies in their installations, the artists redirected attention toward how this antebellum structure continues...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and children, both within the United Kingdom and across the African diaspora. Answering her own question “Where is the black presence?,” she creates self-reflexively experimental and politically radicalized bodies of work in which she dramatizes the invisibilized and misrepresented lives of black subjects...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and slide projector. Courtesy and © the artist Journal of Contemporary African Art 46 May 2020154 Nka of exposed black women s bodies that has dominat- ed the visual landscape since the transatlantic slave trade. This nudity, however, may unsettle viewers who would consider it a relic from a buried...
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Nka (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 (2019) 2019 (45): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the black body as inferior and at the same time desirable. 5 Photographers and artists from across the black diaspora have played a long and important role in challenging the formidable and enduring constructs generated by various strains of photography, from pseudoscientific and documentary to media con...