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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the visual arts and modernity, was the perfect stage for Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West, the fifth in the series of visual art conferences held in Paris in January 2013. The essays offered in this special issue of Nka were gathered from that historic meeting and offer the most...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lewis Watts In January 2013, I came to Paris for the first time in forty years to present work at the first Black Portraiture[s] conference. I had planned to photograph there but had no agenda. My interest was piqued on the train from Charles de Gaulle airport, when five young black men in hoodies...
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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 May 2019) 2019 (44): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of art history. Through a series of portraits of black subjects produced in Haiti during the nineteenth century, it sets aside temporally bound notions of innovation and avant-garde aesthetics that center art history and considers the manner in which these portraits defused the authority of Western...
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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 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 125.
Published: 01 May 2001
...• sition to Chewa paradigms of TIES: Contemporary beauty. African Portraiture...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... sense of diasporic desperation. But they are marked late Ojeikere at the epic Black Portraiture[s] confer- by the sense of a curious presence in a new place. ence held in Paris in January 2013: a rare moment between two great artists with a shared practice...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
... forget that he is the creator of the artists we see within the paintings. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 artist’s studio self-portraits black portraiture posing the black figure POSING THE BLACK PAINTER KERRY JAMES MARSHALL’S PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS’ SELF...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Anna Arabindan-Kesson This article explores the uses of portraiture by artists Barkley L. Hendricks and Elizabeth Colomba. First, it examines the ways both artists refigure canonical forms of the genre differently to evoke an understanding of black interiority through the stylization, fashioning...
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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 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): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the starting point of my reflections—not in an attempt to reveal the genuine features of African self-portraiture but to examine a work...
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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 2011) 2011 (28): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
... black subjects in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and New Orleans. With Mthethwa’s customary saturated color, subtle composition, and exacting attention to ephemeral detail, the images depicted the reach of politics in the aesthetics of everyday life. They also revealed the artist’s interest in the longer...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Daniel Haxall In 1997 Kehinde Wiley made his first trip to Africa to meet his father, a Nigerian man he had never known. This journey resonated deeply with the artist, who returned several times and established a studio practice there. Wiley documented each visit through portraiture, creating...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... an associate professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University, in New York City. Notes 1 Initially presented at the Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West conference in Paris, January 2013, this essay reworks some of the arguments in my book Slaves to Fashion...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... colonial modernity that bear on the Itopics of portraiture and the representation of the black body in Western visual arts.1 In one regard, the discourse of colonial...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Angela Read Lloyd Moses Tladi was a realist painter at a time when realism was internationally accepted and admired. This article outlines his life and offers an assessment of his deserved place in Africa’s art history. Tladi first exhibited in 1929 and in 1931 was the first black artist to exhibit...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
... all fear.”23 Walker provides the viewer with unmediated access to ultimately relies on the language of portraiture to the police officer’s handwritten data as entered carve out a space for black representation and black onto the form and following Solomon’s subjection agency while interrogating...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... spectators through a color scale from the art historical canon. Black artists are often reminiscent of Flemish painting and a figurative sen- framed as particular in terms of the discourses they sitivity to Barkley Hendricks’s famous portraitures. are presenting.34 Her visual protagonists look at us in...