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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 118–127.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Kay Brown Although the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s signaled one of the most significant developments in recent American art history, black women artists, for the most part, were underrepresented in major gallery and museum exhibitions at the movement’s inception. “Where We At” Black...
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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 (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...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of immense social and political upheaval. THE “AFRO LOOK” AND GLOBAL BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS Tanisha Ford n 1972 Evelyn “Eve” Kente, a statuesque model African diaspora. It was the name of one of the most from Soweto, won an international modeling popular hairstyles for black women...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... is the director of graduate studies and an associate professor in Africana studies at Cornell University. An interdisciplinary scholar, she works on the racial implications of beauty, fashion, and adornment; racial inequality in education; race, migration, and urbanization; and black women’s studies...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mireille Miller-Young This essay explores how black feminists working in the area of sexuality and visual culture necessarily face serious questions about what it means to present images of black women’s sexuality. Examining 1980s porn star Jeannie Pepper’s career, the author argues that black...
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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 (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of transatlantic slavery provided the capital that galvanized white Western art systems of patronage, collection, and exhibition into existence. He represents black women, men, and children as the appropriate subjects of fine art at the same time that he remains dedicated to restoring the history...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Salah M. Hassan In 1986 Gallery 1199 in New York and the Muse Community Museum in Brooklyn jointly organized a two-part exhibition for “Where We At” Black Women Artists, the collective of African American women artists. The exhibition was an initiative of “Where We At,” when its members decided...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of black women as soldiers and partners alongside men in the fight for racial freedom in centuries past and present. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 ICONS BROUGHT FORWARD RENÉE COX’S QUEEN NANNY OF THE MAROONS Kimberli Gant Journal...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of attributing value in the newly creolizing societies of the West Indies. Barbados was the first colony in the New World where Africans formed the majority population. By 1660 Barbados had the largest black population in the New World and was also unique as the only colony where women outnumbered men...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
... what darker-hued black women should and should not wear by often presenting the season’s darkest- skinned models in the boldest-colored ensembles.7 The “Vision...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... collectives and groups such as Spiral, Weusi, Where We At, and AfriCOBRA have similarly pursued a uniquely black expression in the context of what came to be known as the Black Arts movement. Ringgold’s journey was singular in that it led her to activism in the larger art world and in the women’s movement...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 62–73.
Published: 01 November 2019
... began her career making figurative oil pastel and charcoal portraits that have become synonymous with black artistic practices of the 1980s. This article presents a new reading of three of these iconic portraits— Auntie Enid–The Pose (1985), Missionary Position II (1985), and Big Women’s Talk (1984...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... photographers in the art world, he worked with master artists, intellectuals, and photographers. Also in 1968, a group of black men—plus one woman— formed Essence Communications Inc. A momentous triangulation of the women’s liberation movement, the cultural nationalism of African American people in the United...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 110–123.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and distributed throughout the Francophone world), I show that popular print facilitated the emergence of global black consciousness by showcasing figures of literal mobility such as women working in sports and transportation sectors. The magazine’s format celebrated individual achievement and featured short...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the intersection of sex and race, gender and the role of women in collective organizing, the constitution of public versus private spaces, the extensibility of blackness as a political frame, and the ways that artistic practice provides models of engagement on each of those scores. Participants include Huey...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., 650 jet-setters, and 11 bold, beautiful, brilliant black women. But my decision to actually make the docu- mentary was cemented and kicked into high gear by an ugly...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 62–71.
Published: 01 November 2011
... sorts were being infiltrated by spies, ference between using vetted initiatives of Western flunkies, and opportunists of all colors. But we are knowledge and being brainwashed by them. also talking about very young men and women, on I remember writing for Negro Digest, Black the edge of perilous...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 28–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of black women. We S believe that a discussion of the image of the black woman on display hinges on the figure of Sarah, or Saartjie, Baartman, a South African Khoi...