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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 114–119.
Published: 01 November 2014
... straplines and slogans promising services from reincarnation to sexual longevity. These universally resonant signs indexing the unity of cross-cultural depravity open a transcendental void and thus exist as chronicles of apparently self-destructive times in which mass consumption serves to palliate a darker...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
... diasporic visage at a time of European American aesthetic hegemony in high fashion and limited opportunities for black visibility in the mass media. This article tracks the conceptualization of Charlotte March’s singular portrait of Donyale Luna, putting it in its broader historical context and, relatedly...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 210–217.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and backward baseball caps got on. I was immediately drawn to the critical mass of people of color in Paris, as well as the constant visual reference to African American music and culture that was present on the street. I began photographing and building up a network of contacts in France that began...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2018) 2018 (42-43): 234–249.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thinking, the ruptures and disassembling in vernacular speech in the Francophone Caribbean result in an “exemplary phenomenon,” a “counterpoetics,” and a “compact mass, pushing us through a dimension of emptiness where we must with difficulty and pain put it all back together. ” Glissant’s idea of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Democracy!”6 purposes and intents of the collectivity? And how Harlem has always been at the forefront of a has this been achieved historically if not through rich movement culture. The civil rights movement mass action? It is against this backdrop that I am is the most widely known product of this...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2001) 2001 (13-14): 123.
Published: 01 May 2001
... narratives Sanford Biggers received his values. This kind of accumulation that address themes as diverse as M.F.A. at the Art Institute of of disparate elements works in popular or mass culture, symbol• Chicago in 1999. In The...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 132–133.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Naima J. Keith Copyright © 2007 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2007 Show" by New York magazine in 2005, tions and forms of mass culture. Mutu's works have been collected by WANGECHI MUTU...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 130–135.
Published: 01 May 2008
...(e), 1983), p. 10. One could 2004-2005); Ten Years of Freedom: Films from the New South also extend a similar critique to the Frankfurt School and Africa (New York City, 2004); Coexistence: Contemporary their wholesale criticism of mass-mediated culture. Cultural Production...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2001) 2001 (15): 94–95.
Published: 01 November 2001
...• field of autonomous cultural pro• "kitsch, crude and naive products course, artists—have entered sition of high art to mass culture duction to practices outside its of the roadside painters," having into a holy alliance to domesti...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 60–67.
Published: 01 May 2007
... he shot his new attendant profusion of images. Their relation to film in video to reduce cost, and Kodak was pres• the hegemonic presence of global (which is to say ent to advertise its digital cameras as technology "American") mass culture rifles through conven• commensurate...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 30–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
...• Jonathan Better is Professor of English and tioned by capital's tastemakers, be they philan• Humanities and of Critical and Visual Studies at thropists or collectors—the masses get not the Pratt Institute. right but the chance to represent themselves, and empowered wealth will...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2008) 2008 (22-23): 80–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... enormous discursive pos• 1 Judgement of Taste (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University sibilities between what have become the Press, 2002p. 2. entrenched documentary positions in news media Ibid., p. 291...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and Jerry. In Soap homogeneity of certain cultural influences that Box, we find a Pinocchio figure with an Alice have increased in force because of the growth of character consuming blackness in the guise of popular media, mass media saturation, and the minstrel-faced fruit in a Garden of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 155–157.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and one encounters Ward’s Nu Colossus. tourism as it attempts to suture to- Fashioned out of wood found on the Nari Ward’s Sub Mirage Lignum is a gether Ward’s native Jamaica and abandoned factory grounds in MASS large-­scale installation, spanning...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 50–61.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of editorial power. Mass culture can there- the crew of Generations and their equipment in fore involve degrees of both agency and bald exploi- reshooting her scenes: her work depends, in other tation, of autonomy and capture. And, once we real- words, on theirs. (And it is sometimes limited by...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2007) 2007 (21): 118–119.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Upon this most recent viewing of Certainly as with any artist, his identi• era" (1982), this work in particular has Basquiat's work en masse, it strikes me ty bears relevance upon his production a presence that is untranslatable in that the genius of...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., although its roots lay elsewhere, assemblage W stand the Black Arts movement as a global art became emblematic of the postwar confluence phenomenon that, like the “Harlem” Renaissance of of bohemianism and mass culture. In the specific the interwar period, spread ideas, individuals, and social...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1999) 1999 (10): 58–61.
Published: 01 May 1999
... I lames Clifford, The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art floor. It is precisely there, in the section occupied by contemporary (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard UP, 1988). artists selected by a team of international curators, where the need...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2004) 2004 (19): 33–37.
Published: 01 May 2004
... the slogan. Meaning circulates freely in this heterogeneous I mra street, the secondhand bookstore and the antique mass of harmoniously coexisting narratives as the documents HE jHj shop; in short, he is a tireless scavenger of the living become shifters...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
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