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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... center is explored in this article through the lens of portraiture and fashion. Examining the unique social presence of the Ethiopian royal family in the media, both at home and abroad, this article presents an analysis of the fashionably dressed bodies of Emperor Haile Selassie and his children within...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2019
... it means to be a two-bodied artist in today’s culture. Mwangi Hutter’s persona also innately interrogates prefixed notions of Africanness and Europeanness, as well as the construct of the insider versus outsider. From a historical and political standpoint, their fused identity confers new status on Ingrid...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jean-Ulrick Désert The work of Jean-Ulrick Désert, a Haitian-born artist currently based in Berlin, Germany, has often used the image of the body, most notably in his earlier performative works such as Negerhosen2000, where members of the public were allowed to submit portraits of the artist...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (3): 60–63.
Published: 01 November 1995
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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 (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 (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 (2007) 2007 (21): 34–46.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Carla Williams Copyright © 2007 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2007 MAUDELLE BASS A MODEL BODY Carla Williams hroughout art history, the artist's model has twentieth century during which black women's T been the unsung, uncredited collaborator...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 28–43.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of Contemporary African Art 2017 glass armonica hysteria repression body sound RAPTUROUS BODIES A CONVERSATION WITH CAMILLE NORMENT Katya García-Antón Katya García-Antón and Antonio Cataldo: Before we discuss your...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2019
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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 (1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
... always centered on the body, or more specifically, the artist's body. Often involving...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 12–13.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Francesco Bonami Copyright © 1999 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1999 wipimrii The Work of Bodys Isek Kingelez Journal of Contemporary African Art "It is the desperate moment when we discover that this empire, which had...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 112–113.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Kodwo Eshun Copyright © 2002 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2002 ongoing conservative revisionism multiculturalism'. Aesthetic rep• intensive tourist economy linked The Bodies...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 90–101.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Dereck Conrad Murray Copyright © 2007 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2007 KEHINDE WILEY SPLENDID BODIES Dereck Conrad Murray...
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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): 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 (2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Chanda Laine Carey This essay closely surveys Jack Whitten’s 2014 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. An emphasis on the aesthetics of gestural abstraction informs Whitten’s work of the last five decades, resulting in a body of work that pushes through historical events...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Yvette Greslé The reviewer pays close attention to the conceptual strategies present in a new body of work by Phoebe Boswell. Produced for a solo exhibition in 2017 at Tiwani Contemporary, London, the work builds on the artist’s exploration of drawing, animation, and technology. The exhibition...