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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 194–495.
Published: 01 May 2008
... fully, "When I set out to write this Continuity and Change: brief essay about a time we Ethiopians Three Generations prefer to forget...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 64–81.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., where his family joined him, Pacha became an administrator for the national bank and director general of Cairo s waterworks, as well as an economic adviser to the State. In Cairo, the family moved to the elegant neighborhood of Zamalek, 10 Diacono Street, and then, in 1936, to Rod-el-Farag, on the banks...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that this paradox of prevailing racism and ignorance is one of the most challenging tasks for future black artists and academics. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 post-black Afropolitan temporalities generation Studio Museum in Harlem POST-POST- BLACK? Nana Adusei...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
...James Smalls This article constitutes part of my continuously evolving fascination and research into the life, legacy, and visual significance of Féral Benga (1906–57). It foregrounds, in particular, the critical discourses surrounding (Afro)modernism generated by his presence in, and influence...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 50–61.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the spectacle generated by the mass entertainment industry. Furthermore, the video prompts us to think in terms of racial difference: Breitz is the sole white presence in a cast of nonwhite actors, and she stands, literally, apart from them. But the metaleptic aspects of Extra ultimately remind us...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... challenges endured by generations of Black people in Britain, even as they have endured pronounced episodes of violence, at the hands of individuals as well as the state. Considering the image of the lone petrol bomber participating in the Lozells, Birmingham, riots of 1985, I further examine the media...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Helen Jennings In the last decade, a new generation of designers in Africa and the wider diaspora has started to rise through the fashion industry’s ranks. These talents are riding the wider wave of global interest in Africa’s cultural, economic, and technological ascension and are also taking...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., the author proposes that cosmopolitanism could be understood as an adequate expression for the technologically advanced world community by its capability to strike a balance between the individual and the world as a whole, on one side, and synthetic identity generated by culture and technology, on the other...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 56–61.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in general. Today, many Africans live outside Africa or live on the continent but not necessarily in their countries of birth. They have had the opportunity to experience several worlds. They are developing a transnational culture the author calls “Afropolitan.” © 2007 Achille Mbembe 2007...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... This article closely reads the South African multimedia artist Dineo Bopape’s 2008 Silent Performance , alongside Berni Searle’s 2001 politically charged Snow White , to point out their generative potential for the intersection of the visual media, erotic pleasure, and nudity. Traditional views of pleasure...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
... investigates how the Trinidad-born director Horace Ové pictures activists and Caribbean migrants of the Windrush generation throughout the film. Close analyses reveal that Ové relied on his training as a documentarian to capture what he perceived to be an authentic, rather than celebratory, version of London’s...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 54–69.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that revolves around constant transaction and negotiation. In general, a curator’s duties are similar to those of a host in setting up the conditions to welcome a diverse array of artists, ideas, and viewers into a designated space. Keeping in mind how curating, in the words of Erica Lehrer and Cynthia Milton...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 86–97.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to refuse the kind of willful forgetting and violent obfuscating that insists upon rendering invisible or fungible Black people who have vitalized communities like Braddock for generations. imwooden@stanford.edu © 2022 by Nka Publications 2022 LaToya Ruby Frazier Grandma Ruby documentary...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 90–100.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-built structure— AFRICA makes it clear that architectural modernity is an act of negotiation with no clear final outcome. Notwithstanding curatorial declarations that the exhibition would neither try to “pinpoint the specifically African” nor rely upon generalizations, too often the wall texts...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
... these works in the context of the epic 1931 Paris Exposition Coloniale Internationale, contemporary representations of Africans and African Americans in French visual culture, and Hayden’s acknowledged penchant for visual satire, I contend that the exaggerated physiognomy and general ridiculousness...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 138–141.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of Los Angeles in the last century’s middle decades, but as a way of adding nuance to our ways of seeing art history, art making, and the art world generally during that period. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and conceptual depth of African artists, as well as artists’ investment in mercurial global political networks that stretch across generations and continents. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 48–61.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Julie L. McGee To situate this inquiry— visualizing the riot —within South Africa is to take on an overload of imagery, a saturated field, and mechanisms of seeing and framing that risk topical exhaustion, clichéd readings, or indiscriminate generalizations. Critical analysis of the dominant tropes...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2015
... been black-and-white, he pushes the relationship between the figures and the symbols further. He also uses two figures rather than one, generating a sense of energy and depth. But some recent paintings included in this exhibition show a dramatic shift into color, an emphasis on tone rather than line...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and articulation of black masculinity. For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, the black dandy’s look is highly tailored. He is a rebel—a modern-day representation of the African trickster. His style and identity generally contradict the stereotypes, boxes, categories, and ideas that a society has about him...