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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 46–49.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Michael Godby Copyright © 1999 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1999 Above and Opposite: Untitled, 1996, color print. Michael...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 110–117.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Fo Wilson This essay examines the tensions between dichotomies concerning the color black through the work of the abstract expressionist Norman Lewis and through some of Lewis’s philosophical ambitions that have found a place in the work of the contemporary artist Ellen Gallagher. Seizing...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 72–81.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Michael Godby Copyright © 2009 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2009 COLOR IN THE REPRESENTATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOWNSHIPS Michael Godby his article explores the function of color in Chic uses text to both explain something of the T...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Michael D. Harris This essay is a personal meditation on Kara Walker’s work seven years after the author’s critical assessment of her work in the book Colored Pictures . Walker’s work is linked to African American cultural practices like signifyin’ and speaking in tongues and is found to have...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 144–149.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... t. Clair Bourne was a wonderful, importantly people of color. There was hardly a region or even prolific black documentary filmmaker of country where “Saint ” did not know of a “blood...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... attention—the characteristic Africana colors draw the viewer in to further discover and investigate African American history. The colors, textures, subjects, and abstractions in Gatson’s work echo with celebrations of African American history and important icons. Odetta Holmes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
... cut . . . Symmetry that is free , repetition with change, based on African music and African movement . . . We want the work to look like the creator made it through us . . . We want the things to shine, to have the rich luster of a just-washed ’Fro, of spit-shined shoes . . . Color that shines...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Peter Erickson The large scale of the paintings and the intensity of the blue ocean color of Voyager , Baptist , and Plunge , as well as of Gulf Stream , form the central visual core of this exhibition, with its varied, repeated, powerful evocations of the Middle Passage. In a dark, smaller...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... people and people of color are under-represented as visitors to museums. As museums throughout the world re-evaluate their roles as active agents of social transformation, as learning institutions, and as public spaces for engagement, how are they ensuring that black people not only feel represented...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 196–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... be recognized by his arrows, Psyche is associated with the butterfly, and so forth. Thus, skin color no longer dictates the story of the protagonist but transcends it. The viewer no longer ponders status; rather, representation and iconography take center stage. By generating an environment for my subjects...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... wearing skin-colored lederhosen. This would later inspire the use of nearly lost images of nineteenth-century black Germans rendered as cyanotypes in Prussian blue. Désert’s work progressively distanced itself from the use of his own body; for example, he hired a (white) actor to impersonate him as an art...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and backward baseball caps got on. I was immediately drawn to the critical mass of people of color in Paris, as well as the constant visual reference to African American music and culture that was present on the street. I began photographing and building up a network of contacts in France that began...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Mia L. Bagneris Unequivocal in his professed lack of interest in incorporating any sort of African influence into his work, Palmer Hayden once famously quipped: “I never had any desire to paint anything about Africa. I painted what Negroes, colored people, us Americans do … we’re a brand new race...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and postcolonial monuments while incorporating colors and patterns from textiles into elaborate backgrounds. However, Wiley’s response to Africa extends beyond formal considerations. In the spirit of Négritude he mined a collective African identity to contest former colonial hegemonies, critiquing...
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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 (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 (2012) 2012 (30): 90–97.
Published: 01 May 2012
... or techniques they employed. The philosophy of functionalism or humanism and their aesthetics of line, shape, and color are described in detail, along with several manifesto-like statements on their goals and ideas. The concepts of AfriCOBRA’s philosophy and aesthetics are still relevant for its founding...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Kristen Windmuller-Luna Now approaching his second decade of fine arts practice, Zwelethu Mthethwa continues to use color photography and artist-subject collaborations to restore the dignity of his sitters. New Works at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City, consisting of seventeen digital C...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 84–91.
Published: 01 November 2014
...NJ Hynes Bust of a Moor , by John Van Nost, is one of the oldest works to be continuously held by the Royal Collection at Kensington Palace in London. Commissioned around 1689, its gleaming layers of colored marble surprise and delight with their careful detail and blatant bling. But the Moor’s...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... lynching and the riot responsible for it. It seeks to understand the sculpture not only as a response to the lynching itself but also as an intervention in ways in which contemporary organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) communicated acts of racial...