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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): 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 is...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 58–71.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
... complexities. 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 in...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
...’ techniques 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
... punitive, disci• 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... wearing skin-colored lederhosen. This would later inspire the use of nearly lost images of nineteenth-century black Germans rendered as cyanotypes in Prussian blue. Désert’s work progressively distanced itself from the use of his own body; for example, he hired a (white) actor to impersonate him as an art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 28–43.
Published: 01 November 2018
... colonialism, and most specifically Black/African Marxism, through a close reading of an autobiographical text written by the late Sudanese Marxist, Abdel Khaliq Mahgoub, in the course of elaborating why he became a Marxist. Mahgoub was very clear in differentiating between Western philosophy and Marxism. He...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
...." In this way, the Carl Pope. Photographer turned installa• 12 tion/activist artist, Pope sees his current body of finite set that Pope unites for the purposes of a work as engaged with "the issues of black identity broadside addresses a sort...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tiffany M. Gill Perhaps no aspect of black women’s corporality is more contested and debated than their hair. Social-media personalities of the self-described natural-hair community mediate complex and often contentious conversations about black women’s bodies and lives in the twenty-first century...