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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 14–16.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Candice Breitz Copyright © 1996 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1996 THE MODELLING OF DESIRE he last decade has witnessed a melange of returns to the various modernist models...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., and performative. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 YOURS in BLACKNESS Blocks, Corners, and Other Desire Settings Romi Crawford Dorchester Projects. © Sara Pooley Journal of Contemporary African Art • 34 • Spring 2014 80 • Nka...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 136–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... African Art ADGER W. COWANS Running Deep with Photography Dowoti Desir I n the twenty-first century, perceiving photo- ital, from 1960 to 2006, whose theme is the very I graphy as art is a construct taken for granted, special relationship Adger Cowans shares with I but from...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2010
... them. More important, however, Ceddo Awam Amkpa is associate professor of drama and portrays a counterfactual historical outcome to director of Africana studies at New York University the nineteenth-­century Wolof civil war. Whereas and author of Theater and Postcolonial Desires...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the man and his empire contained seeds of their own destruction, the tragic conflation of destiny and desire. Nelson’s victory marks the point of no return, the beginning of an era of imperial crime on a new scale. Shonibare retells the myth of Nelson’s victory as the West’s tragic moral demise, dead...
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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): 166–175.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the desire for an African biennale has matured since Yacouba Konaté served as the artistic director for Dak’Art in 2005; how the artist may serve as a provocateur in the public sphere, stimulating moral and political discussions; and why self-funding is critical. Contrasting the Lubumbashi Biennale...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 114–126.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Monique Kerman Propelled by the sometimes opportunistic, sometimes desperate desire for better living conditions, migrants leave one land to occupy another. This act is inherently transgressive; whether this transgression is justified as “progress” or used as fodder for persecution depends on who...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in the 1860s, because it was linked to the traveling cultures of the port, giving new form to a very old desire to create aesthetic experiences of oceanic connectedness. Additionally, the portrait photograph allowed residents of the port to merge Swahili ideals of the cultured body, colonial codes of the body...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
... expressionists the individual and individual experience was paramount, Lewis was concerned with the community and the communal. He desired to communicate with the viewer and persistently souGht to confiGure the most fittinG visual lanGuaGe for the Job. His lanGuaGe and approach to visual communication took from...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of what he calls “recreational American material culture.” The author argues that Satterwhite’s virtual performances link queerness and utopia: his animated avatars make manifest his desire to occupy a world as multiplicitous and far-reaching as his sense of self. However, the author believes...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of cosmopolitan societies and selves; and the changing representation of blackness, desire, and beauty across time and space. His archive thus not only constitutes a rare document of the black experience in postwar Britain during the Swinging Sixties, but also provides an important frame of reference, overlapping...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Drift, mining the country’s past has vitalized his historical imagination. Platter’s “expanded collage” reflects the explanatory narrative of the country’s industrial economy and it’s capitalistic dimensions of desire and consumption, and therefore a deviant contemporaneity: large-scale linocuts, mural...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa E. Bloom Reconsidering Isaac Julien’s film True North (2004) in relation to my book Gender on Ice (1993) at this moment is a political and intellectual challenge, especially given that the recent resurgence of interest in the Arctic is not only about concern over global warming and the desire...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., today’s designers are making desirable, well-made, well-marketed collections that hang from rails all over the world. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Africa fashion textiles photography models global style A BRIEF HISTORY OF AFRICAN FASHION...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... perspectives on the production and skill of black self-representation, desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the nineteenth century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archive. Drawing on the ideas and works of leading and emerging writers of our time while including the discussions...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that was captured for a Players Magazine photo spread—the author suggests that black porn stars often embrace a politics of illicit eroticism in which they mobilize black sexual subjectivity for their own ambitions and needs, pushing against the prevailing stigmas that render them illicit objects of desire...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 86–87.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., fleshy back, but the muscular Such painful bodily interven• Perform activity. This ephemeral desired reactions and gendered...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 20–25.
Published: 01 May 2004
... about the relationship of the audience and processes of identification I'm talking about the two triangles: family, memory, and desire and Africa, with film. I suppose that also has to do internally and structurally with the race, and queerness. These represent, it seems to me, the raison d'etre...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
... into the polyester world of American commerce? Or perhaps it is a statement of the photographer’s (and the viewer’s) desire for a big black dick as the only thing that could...