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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
... COMMUNITY IN DIGITAL MEDIA Tiffany M. Gill as anyone ever done a clay treat- ment on their hair?” I posed what I thought was a simple question to a “Hforum on Nappturality.com, a website dedicated to black women who wear their hair natural, a con- tested term...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2013
... adept at exploiting had in mind when she created Nebulous Wait (2005). digital media in her work, opts not to use digital The computer montage depicts an urban, Western instruments. Rather, she sings her song a cappella, environment through which seemingly displaced accompanied by beat boxing...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 91.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Isolde Brielmaier Copyright © 2004 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2004 when digital and web-based media DIGITAL AFRICA continue to flow across and expand...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Power era by redeploying them in experimental film and digital formats. Often highly didactic and formulaic in their original form, the Black Panther Party’s imagery of guns, fists, and men in militarized formations contested prevailing notions of race, power, and masculinity. Similarly, groups like the...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., national socialism, aesthetically with these synchronicities through and many more embodied contradictions, in order media and expressions that range from abstractions to create one narrative of blackness another category and pop to minimalist references.27 This doesn’t mean would have to be invented...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Selene Wendt Having worked with media art for over thirty years, Theo Eshetu is internationally recognized as a veteran in his field. His ongoing investigation of the manipulation of the language of television is inspired by anthropology, art history, scientific research, religious iconography...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Each sitter, who is unclothed and meets the viewer’s gaze in a feminist gesture, holds a mobile phone inscribed with a barcode. Viewers can scan the barcodes from their smartphones via a QR scanner in order to access a digital space. The reviewer stages a subjective and experiential encounter with the...
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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): 64–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... digital media and technol- ogies with various visual-culture references to cre- ate spectacle and engulf the viewer in their displays. This essay analyzes the Neo-Baroque...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
... article comes to grips with Donkor as a politically radical and aesthetically experimental painter and mixed-media assemblage artist by tracing the ways in which his hard-hitting subject matter comes to life across his UK Diaspora (2007) series. Donkor is all too aware of the ways in which a history of...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
... significant for an artist who, in the 1980s at the height of the antiapartheid movement, made ardently realistic figurative oil and mixed-media paintings that signified the psychic detritus of apartheid’s pathologies. The weighty sparseness of Siopis’s Cake paintings (1981–81) and the airless excess of the...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2010
... works. The review examines how the exhibited works highlight Mutu’s ongoing interrogation of beauty, femininity, the environment, and the perceptions and depictions of Africa and “Africanness” in Western media. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Films is useful in this regard, although it predates the pleasure turn and thus remains limited in its conceptual reach. In Zeitschrift für Afrikastudien 9-10 (1991): 5 16. 17 Mehita Iqani, Consumer Culture and the Media: Magazines in the Public Eye (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). 18 Digital...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
... answers to the hows and whys of contemporary African architecture, ultimately succeeding in its intention to supplant media-based stereotypes of the continent with alternative narratives. Juxtaposing architecture’s two dominant global modes—that of the architect-designed structure with that of the user...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
... media studies at Pitzer College. The show, which ran from September 19 to December 5, 2013, included the work of nine international artists from Africa, Europe, and the United States, including John Akomfrah, Cheryl Dunye, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Lyle Ashton Harris, Zanele Muholi, Mwangi Hutter, Andrew...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... identity in the context of Ghana in the twentieth century. By examining the ways that specific materials, icons, media, images, and objects interact and create a multiplicity of meaning and narratives within a body of work, I begin to uncover how these layers translate to and create discourse with my lived...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
... delinquent, sexually deviant, and a menace to society. The work of Rasheed Araeen is discussed, with particular relevance to his influential use of self-portraiture. The author also discusses mainstream media’s construction of the black male deviant with respect to aspects of the newspaper coverage of the...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Koorland, and installation by Nicholas Hlobo. The examples therefore cross generations and media in an attempt to understand the ongoing challenge of history for contemporary representations of place in the context of postapartheid South Africa. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 168–178.
Published: 01 May 2020
.../news/2014 /08/12/egypt-rab-killings-likely-crimes-against-humanity. 8 See August 2013 Rabaa Masacre, Wikipedia, en.wikipedia .org/wiki/August_2013_Rabaa_massacre (accessed April 9, 2020). Egyptian revolution digital humanities citizen reporters martyrs street cyber media © 2020 by Nka...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 48–55.
Published: 01 May 2003
... objections to the presumed bitions illustrated the difficulty of curating a globally inclusive limitations of postcolonial theory, as it is believed to be the show of digital media. Despite the predominantly African focus invention of British ex-colonials with little conception of...