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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tanisha Ford This essay examines the rise in popularity of “Afro look” fashions in the 1970s. The name Afro look was given by fashion industry insiders on both sides of the Atlantic to describe clothing that featured African and African-inspired prints, textiles, and embroidery techniques. Usually...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1996) 1996 (4): 54–57.
Published: 01 May 1996
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 114–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... choreography of Yinka Shonibare’s tableaux, and the surrealistic impulse of Oladélé Ajiboyé Bamgboyé, who in the diptych Arise (1991 – 97) positions his body against West African textiles, producing multiple- exposure photo- graphs with a through- the- looking- glass effect. Still Life wasn’t...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1995) 1995 (3): 10–13.
Published: 01 November 1995
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2006) 2006 (20): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Dora Apel Copyright © 2006 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2006 Section II Lynching, Visucility, and Empire Fall 2006 Nka «45 On Looking...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Laurie Ann Farrell Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 LOOKING IX 9BOTH WAYS Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora If travel is searching...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 80–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Rory Bester Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 AFRICA REMIX An Immigrant, to Be Looked at from the other Side of Reinforced Glass Rory Bester I n Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 94–103.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Elvira Dyangani Ose Copyright © 2008 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2008 AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? Formulas for Making the Invisible Visible Elvira Dyangani Ose Senzeni Marasela, Theodora Comes To Joburg (Series), 2005. Color photographs, 3 x (75 x 50 cm...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 6–13.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Augustus Washington Liberia daguerreotypes American Colonization Society doubled gaze AUGUSTUS WASHINGTON LOOKS TO LIBERIA Shawn Michelle Smith n 1853 the African American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington left his...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1996) 1996 (5): 21–23.
Published: 01 November 1996
... bulbs slightly exposed, shine into our eyes. A coat rack with a ch zen coats on it si Is at dead center; J e are at least one dozen hats, I am looking at a pause in a e irding session, here photographed by Roy 1)e Carava. Opposite page: Jimmy Scott, Singing, 1956. Above: Ketchup Bottles...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Peter Erickson Focusing primarily on Isaac Julien’s two Paradise Omeros films (2002–3), but also with further reference to Looking for Langston (1989) and Ten Thousand Waves (2010), I explore the figure of the poet and the concept of the poetic in Julien’s visual work. Just as Paradise Omeros...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 100–113.
Published: 01 November 2014
... work Blood is Not Fresh Water , a documentary-style biographical portrait about his grandfather, a leading Ethiopian historian. The conversation takes us on a journey through Ethiopia’s past and provides an in-depth look at Eshetu’s most important works to date, including Till Death Us Do Part...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tradition and a critique of mainstream performance art history, this article starts in Harlem before taking the reader on a sweeping journey that calls at Chicago and Houston and ends in New Orleans. A cursory introduction to African diasporic public ceremonial culture, the article looks to carnival and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 98–108.
Published: 01 May 2014
... is looking forward—opens and closes with large-scale recent work, including the epic drawing The Day of Judgement ( 2010) and intricate depictions of flamenco dancers. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 Feature review “Being in now” Ibrahim El-Salahi...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 62–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... compelling, us to look again at the powerful medium of graffiti and how, in cities such as Cairo, the graffiti artist articulates and documents social upheaval. To engage with Gröndahl’s photographs is to begin to engage with the complexities of the Arab Spring and the ways in which Cairo’s graffiti artists...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 94–107.
Published: 01 May 2015
... in affective terms. Using materials culled from daily life, he redirected our focus to our daily field of vision, urging us “to really see what we look at” and feel its effect. By addressing Diba’s work in relation to the city as both source and frame, this article examines how Tout Se Sait brought...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., and a more hierarchical composition. These works seem transitional, as if he is feeling his way toward pieces that are more spacious, sparse, and potentially introspective. Now that he is in his fifties, there is a synthesis in his thought that is looking for new outlets in his visual work. But one...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 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...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Françoise Vergès The objective of the organized visits titled “The Slave in the Louvre: An Invisible Humanity (2012)” was to explore how slavery had contaminated Europeans’ tastes, ways of living, consuming, receiving, and representation of themselves. Looking at the paintings featuring men smoking...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Monica L. Miller Taking seriously (and for granted) the playful perversity of blackness, “Black, Queer, Dandy” examines the black dandy archive’s encounter with Oscar Wilde. Looking to his precursor, arch and witty eighteenth-century “dandy in black” Julius Soubise, and his heir, sardonic black...