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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 (2009) 2009 (25): 30–47.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Peter Erickson Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2009 2_erickson:nka_book_size 2/28/10 6:11 PM Page 30 Black Like Me Glenn Ligon...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... liked fishing and befriended local ness numerous manifestations of black achieve- fishermen, selling them worms and crickets so that ment. Founded by Booker T. Washington, Tuske- they would take him out with them. Away from gee Institute was a model institution held up by the his friends, Alonzo...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 20–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a “worldmentality,” wherein one must take for granted that every “truth” and every “reality” does not just come to us as the regimes of scientific deduction and transparency would like us to believe, but that some of these manifestations come to us intuitively , like a sparkle of light in the dark. By asking us...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 76–83.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jeff R. Donaldson In the AfriCOBRA manifesto Donaldson describes the origins of the group and its aesthetic principles: “The expressive awesomeness that one experiences in African art and life in the U.S.A. like the Holiness church . . . and the demon that is the blues, Alcindor’s dunk and Sayer’s...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2020
... reacquaint itself with what continues to make it possible as aspiration, if not reality for all: global commerce and its conditions. To make commerce legible in cosmopolitanism, he asserts, is to accommodate the talk of profit, loss, assets, accumulation, interests, interest rates, and the likes in our...
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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 (2022) 2022 (51): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and communal systems, a distorted signifier of “authentic” diasporic art forms like jazz and carnival for touristic economies, and a futurological imaginary that can reclaim both physical and psychic autonomy through reengagement with the city’s population on its own visual and sonic terms. mak1018...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 108–119.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Kenya, the couple function like many global artists today working across continents, exhibiting their work in a wide range of geographic locations. The transition from being two separate artists to one has enabled Mwangi Hutter to push the boundaries of what it means to work collaboratively, what...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Congress, but her FESTAC archive remains hidden, in wait of exhibition and recognition, much like the heritage of the festival itself. Robles talks to Nance about her experience at FESTAC. Marilyn Nance FESTAC photography Pan-Africanism activism Copyright © 2018 Nka: Journal of Contemporary...
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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...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the Islamic experience, belongs to a universal discourse, much like the Greek tragedies the filmmaker has compared it to. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Djamila Sahraoui Algerian cinema Yema feminism...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., the Americans triumph in large part is because of the black models that sashayed the runway, moving like dancers with the instincts of soldiers. That combination mesmerized and blew away the French. Those models included Pat Cleveland, Bethann Hardisan, Billie Blair, Alva Chin, Charlene Dash, Norman Jean Darden...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...; aristocratic women wearing cotton; and tables covered with china teapots, sugar bowls, coffeepots, or cowries was like pulling a series of threads to reveal the global network established by the mercantile economy of slavery and the ways its conditions of production were hidden. The paintings also exposed...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as exemplars of good grooming in their sartorial attention to detail as words for the ladies danced off their tongues like Lord Kitchener’s calypso. These “lonely Londoners” would later become Jamaican rude bwoys, swaggering as if to a ska or reggae beat in their two-tone mohair suits, with the attitude...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
... authorship of the image, or the action of gazing, make you a subject? Who is the gazer in the context of the Internet? What does it feel like to be an object looking at an object? Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 selfie gay pornography agency erotic A PICTURE’S...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kanitra Fletcher How do you see blackness? What does it look like? Can it be shown? In seeming response to such uncertainties, artists Renée Green, Satch Hoyt, and Sheila Pree Bright forgo representation of the black body altogether. In installation and photographic works— Seen (1990), Say It Loud...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jody B. Cutler Since the turn of the new millennium, Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977), American celeb artist of the moment, has delivered a broadly appealing oeuvre to the center of the art world on a silver platter. Like other fans, a majority of art cognoscenti have been seduced by Wiley’s celebratory...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in Los Angeles pushed the parameters of consciously black art by offering a fundamental reevaluation of the meaning art could have in black lives. Much like avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists developed a unique mixed-media language that combined themes of political insurgency, communitarian...