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Nka (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 cutting-edge...
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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 (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 (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): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... modernity and postcolonial worlds. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 James Barnor Ever Young studio photography black portraiture Ghanaian photographer JAMES BARNOR EVER YOUNG, NEVER SLEEP Renée Mussai n the world...
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Nka (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 (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 (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 (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 (2011) 2011 (28): 152–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of 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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... queerness. Monica L. Miller is 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...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., designs for the title pages of slave narratives. In this instance, Walker Papyrography, Scissorgraphy, and Black Shade, these are some of the has aimed her wit directly at the audience. By extending this invita• names that black paper portraiture has had throughout its life from tion...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 125.
Published: 01 May 2001
...• sition to Chewa paradigms of TIES: Contemporary beauty. African Portraiture...
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Nka (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 (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of 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 (2009) 2009 (24): 72–81.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of mute aes• 1996: dignity, and the emotional impact of color. thetic form in a way not dissimilar from the He does not offer ideas about social commentary, images in Shack Chic. In this line of thinking, the globalization, fantasy, or even portraiture. In only possible...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 200–201.
Published: 01 May 2008
... subject in an accessible present. Approaches to portraiture vary as wide• ly as subject matter, often calling into question the definition of what a por• trait is. From Jean Borgatti's early essay on formal African portraiture to Lauri Firstenberg's recent and eloquent reading of the history...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Mecklenburg), Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture, and Black Art: A Cultural History. Photo by les todd. order online! www.dukeupress.edu...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 16–29.
Published: 01 May 2009
...-sized repre• 2006 Whitney Biennial. Photography became such sentations of people of color, blending his interest a passion that to this day, Hendricks rarely leaves in the history of portraiture with the growing con• home without his camera. sciousness of black self-representation...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 254–256.
Published: 01 November 2021
... are met by a fine young man, seated on a stool, with a bright smile and casual gaze. Beneath him, curled up on a black-and-white checkered floor, is a fox. Both beings look at you, unfalteringly. What is this wild animal doing here in the man s home, or perhaps it is a bar? Is the fox his guide, his pet...