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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 85.
Published: 01 November 2001
...- cus attention on the creative Not Just a Cloth Kure interrogates the role cloth the background support with played in the scenario where near flat...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 158–167.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lydie Diakhaté Copyright © 2009 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2009 CROSS-CU LTU RAL PATTERNS "Cloth is like a DNA swatch"1...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 108–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
... evoked the spirit of his politics, both at home and abroad. This essay examines how Haile Selassie controlled his visual image, through clothing as well as photography, in order to express his political and cultural agendas. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 Haile...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., apparel production is returning and preferential trade agreements with the United States have been implemented to encourage US businesses to select Haiti as a sourcing option. The export of newly manufactured clothing from Haiti for consumption in the marketplaces of developed economies (primarily...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to conduct an anthropological study of contemporary African clothing culture. Magnum photographer Martin Parr was the festival’s ambassador and contributed his Luxury series, which includes candid images of a South African elite wearing Western designer clothes and sipping champagne at the Durban July races...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 120–121.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Yemi Onafuwa This review considers the Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui’s recent work—stitched “cloth” made from recycled liquor-bottle caps—in the context of his entire artistic production and his “remix and recycle” ethos. By transforming glittering gold-colored bottleneck wrappers and silvery bottle...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tanisha Ford This essay examines the rise in popularity of “Afro look” fashions in the 1970s. The name Afro look was given by fashion industry insiders on both sides of the Atlantic to describe clothing that featured African and African-inspired prints, textiles, and embroidery techniques. Usually...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Monica L. Miller This essay examines musician and style icon Janelle Monáe’s signature suit of clothes—her tuxedo—and argues that the tuxedo and its accompanying styling create productive tensions between restraint and abandon, typicality and queerness, captivity and freedom. For Monáe...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of the Lumpenproletariat in our current moment of global capital. It takes up Zoe Leonard’s Analogue series (2007) and focuses on a sequence of photographs within it that represent the transnational traffic in used clothing— a circuit that links Shenzhen to Brooklyn to Kampala. With a close analysis of Leonard’s...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 134–136.
Published: 01 May 2007
...—adinkra mentioned Sasa, always positively and 2005 October Gallery, cloth, kente cloth—and yet have sometimes rapturously. Between Sasa London, UK unique qualities of their own...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 76–79.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... Nnaggenda's protagonist is naked, because when the tree itself is being destroyed, bark-cloth is perhaps impotent as a statement of power. But neither...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2015
... DOI 10.1215/10757163-2914361  © 2015 by Nka Publications Viyé Diba, Tout Se Sait, 2014. Mixed- media installation at the Koba Club, Dak’Art Biennale Off, 2014. Wood, plastic, iron, cloth, canvas, photographs, paper, wire. Photo: Joanna Grabski...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and political condi- tions of the times, though a large part of their appeal lies in the fact that they depict a uniquely Malian fashion sensibility, both in photographic style and in the clothing worn. Therefore, the question of how fashion functions through photographs in Africa more generally...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 146–159.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Gilliam that cloth is to the African what monuments are to Westerners. 2 Clark has engaged this idea of cloth-as-monument for almost three decades, particularly focusing on the iconography of flags and other symbolic textiles. Her efforts crystalized in the recent exhibition Sonya Clark: Monumental Cloth...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... n emotive term, African fashion conjures Helen Jennings a multitude of images and associations— from the traditional, such as the regal hand- Awoven kente cloths...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 64–75.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... There is a very real sense that this is an actual market. Is it Osogbo? Is it Ibadan? Does it matter? Rea Nka 69 Ibadandun adire cloth. Indigo on cotton cloth. Courtesy the author 70 Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art 50 May 2022 In a sense it does. This is not just any market. It is a textile market...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 41–47.
Published: 01 May 2002
... is cance of the central image. For example, for those familiar with African Art, the border of Bamana (West Africa) Bokolanfini to argue constructively against mud cloth, which...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and cultural motivations and effects. While Senegalese fash• consumption and public life, and second, how images are used in ion is a multisensoral cultural production embedded in local histo• the self-fashioning of urban identity, in the case of women's photo ries of cloth, ritual...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- masks and sculptures, usually found at exciting and special event was taking niques used in West African textiles the tourist markets, hang on trunks or place in the city. and with the important role that cloth wooden pillars; sculptures represent- The curators addressed...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... REVIEWS universe of universe signs without end. frame’sedges, suggesting ongoing an ed cloth, the cloth, ed over spill symbols...