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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 A...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 4–15.
Published: 01 May 2012
... could wit- fessor. Dale also 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 20–27.
Published: 01 November 2018
... “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 to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Islamic experience, belongs to a universal discourse, much like the Greek tragedies the filmmaker has compared it to...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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? A PICTURE’S WORTH TOWARD THEORIZING A BLACK/QUEER GAZE IN THE INTERNET “PORNUTOPIA” Jafari Sinclaire Allen...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 38–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Angola, and today he is one of the country’s most important artists. Even though he has exhibited in important venues like the biennales of Venice, São Paulo, and Havana, one of his main concerns is the establishment of better connections within the African continent. Thus he aims to work and exhibit...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 28–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Frank A. O. Ugiomoh Documentary photography, in a very fundamental sense, locates the self and the other in determinate historical relationships. In these relationships documentary photographs usually capture what organized establishments like governments would rather have ignored. Documentary...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
...-centered , multilocated area of artistic inquiry makes it possible for artists like El, with the deepest commitment to their practice and to specificity of their work, to remain creatively and actively connected to their locations. Copyright © 2011 by Okwui Enwezor 2011 Carto...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 106–112.
Published: 01 May 2011
... narratives of both art history and cultural anthropology. The second goal would not likely be accepted by art-world professionals in Africa, for contemporary African art and artists have unfortunately been suspended between the ethnological museum and the art gallery and between cultural anthropology and art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2012) 2012 (30): 90–97.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 110–117.
Published: 01 November 2011
... formalist milieu and that, like Lewis’s oeuvre, presents simultaneous themes around the visibility and invisibility of blackness and speaks to an unmistakable black presence in the evolution and miscegenation of modernity. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Seeing Black...