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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 58–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... status of the white male in postapartheid South Africa. Copyright © 2011 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2011 Paul Emmanuel’s Transitions The White South African Male in Process...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 88–98.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jareh Das The late British artist Donald Rodney (1961–98) developed a unique vocabulary critiquing wider representations of the black male body that extended beyond his status as a person living with sickle cell disease to the lives of others with a shared racial background. Critical yet full...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to invite a number of African American male artists to create a collaborative installation exhibition. According to the exhibition organizers, African American artists Charles Abramson and Senga Nengudi, “1 + 1 = 3” is an erotic equation. Male and female work together to create a third thing that has...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 24–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Enwezor’s legacy is instructive. Achieving an inclusive and equitable art history that is sustainable requires decentralizing white, Eurocentric, male, cisgender, and heterosexual hegemony. In two of his final projects, large-scale solo shows of Frank Bowling and El Anatsui, exhibiting these artists...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2015
... representations of Algerian society different from those of their male counterparts. Considering her three earlier documentaries, one finds recurring themes that also run through Sahraoui’s latest film, Yema , including violence against women, the urgent need to resist, and the Kabyle landscape with its olive...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 22–30.
Published: 01 November 2016
... bodies. Together they share a fundamental interest in defacing and deforming the gaze—both a gendering and a racializing gaze—as it has rested upon both the black male and female body and the black face. Comparisons with visual works by an old European master, Édouard Manet, and twentieth-century...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... begins to explore the ontology and materiality of a process that saw the aesthetic embodiment and reconstruction of diasporic Caribbeanness in a British context of the dressed black male body—a body that would come to reconfigure the streets of urban Britain with fresh, dynamic masculinities in motion...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as 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...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jafari Sinclaire Allen Drawn from an archive of online pornographic selfies, this meditation reconsiders black gay art historical critique of the visual fetish of the black male body in the context of the undisciplined and contradictory circulation of images on the Internet. It asks: Does...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., formal portraits of self-styled young black men set against bright, patterned backdrops. Some, however, have been skeptical of not only the accessibility and somewhat pedagogical subject matter vis-à-vis the contemporary black male in life and representation, but also his retro photorealist technique...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 50–52.
Published: 01 May 1995
... The question of black male identity in America is timely in story and terri• fying in scope. The constant bombardment...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 14–16.
Published: 01 November 1996
... of abstraction which gained prominence after World War II. Most such returns have Tissued a challenge to straight, white, male desire according to which such models of abstraction have customarily been...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 96–115.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., manipulated this violent assault on black male identities and bodies approach in various ways to portray different aspects associated with lynching—the practice of castrating of the terror of lynching. Several white artists in the lynch victims. In a study of lynching portrayals in NAACP show...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 102–109.
Published: 01 May 2007
...• Good ma n Galle ry in 200 1, Deborah Bell pre• og n izably male or female, upright and moving. I sented seven large-scale figures, five in clay, But at th e same time, each figure is a "vision," two in bronze, in a single setting in th e main whose visua l appearance suggests it belongs in space...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Fanon's suggestion, them. Also, racist kitsch objects populated thou• according to the artist, that for the black male to sands and thousands of homes for most of the succeed or advance, he had to become, in essence, twentieth century. He asks, "Where do those the white male. This desire...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... was featured as one among other African the stage name “Féral” (wild, untamed) and within male dancers dressed in loincloths who pounded a few years became one of the star attractions of the drums while accompanying Josephine Baker, the Parisian music-hall scene. From the mid-1920s showcased...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 72–85.
Published: 01 May 2006
... surrounding lynching, became the international icon of the American tor• namely the image of the sexually uncontrollable turer. England became the poster girl for the war white woman with equivocal desires toward the dark gone wrong, and as such, she figured as the negative male body...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 95–98.
Published: 01 May 2002
... and Maine College of Art student Sarah Schuster, Underlying these discourses his practice viscerally confronts was nearly arrested on a bridge in Lewiston, Maine as someone notions of consumption, whiteness and the black male body. deemed him, a black man in the guise...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 90–101.
Published: 01 May 2007
... such as ical exemplar of this new Post-Black avant-garde Ingres, Titian, Tiepolo, Raphael, and Sargent. To in his envisioning of blackness beyond abjection find his subjects, Wiley approaches young men on and racial trauma. The resplendent black male the streets of Harlem...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 56–61.
Published: 01 May 2001
... it was racism and sexism in South Africa created a cultural context 56 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art Billboard from Returning the Gaze, the Capetown One City Festival, 21-25 September 2000. wherein the white (male) artist...