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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 34–46.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Carla Williams Copyright © 2007 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2007 MAUDELLE BASS A MODEL BODY Carla Williams hroughout art history, the artist's model has twentieth century during which black women's T been the unsung, uncredited collaborator...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 154–158.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Kristen Windmuller-Luna RE V IE W S Journal of Contemporary African Art 45 November 2019154 Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-7917216 © 2019 by Nka Publications POSING MODERNITY: THE BLACK MODEL FROM MANET AND MATISSE TO TODAY WALLACH ART GALLERY NEW YORK, NEW YORK OCTOBER 24, 2018 FEBRUARY 10, 2019...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 70–95.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Sabine Dahl Nielsen; Anne Ring Petersen One of the most remarkable signs of the importance and adaptability of Okwui Enwezor’s work is the way in which the transformative models for exhibition making that he developed have found their way into small-scale institutional spaces and extra...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 82–99.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of surrealism produced clear and essential modernist trends that have become characteristic of these arts. Copyright © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Georges Henein Egyptian surrealism Les Essayistes Un Effort Deraisons d’etre GEORGES HENEIN A Model for Egyptian Surrealism Bachir El Sibaei...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 14–16.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Candice Breitz Copyright © 1996 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 1996 THE MODELLING OF DESIRE he last decade has witnessed a melange of returns to the various modernist models...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., today’s designers are making desirable, well-made, well-marketed collections that hang from rails all over the world. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Africa fashion textiles photography models global style A BRIEF HISTORY OF AFRICAN FASHION...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... innovation allowed a nation or region of the world to position itself as the model of modernity and cultural sophistication. Many newly independent African nations were eager to reposition themselves on the world stage, and fashion became one way to do so. In apartheid-era South Africa, such politics were...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Deborah Riley Draper Not many moments in time change the course of history and evolution of an industry at the same time. And even fewer of these moments can be attributed without exception to a group of black fashion models. In this essay I discuss my award-winning documentary Versailles ’73...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and body types by skilled seamstresses and tailors, resulting in a secondary informal economy driven by the selling of used clothing. This article discusses a novel business model implemented by a Toronto-based fashion startup in 2010 in an effort to support Haiti’s apparel manufacturing sector and also...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with Earrings (1966), shot for twen magazine. March’s subject—the African American fashion model and actress Donyale Luna (1945–79)—is of great historical significance, not only because Luna was the first internationally acclaimed black fashion model, but also because she had an especially arresting, black...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 152–153.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Gilvin Scholars of African visual culture will be well served by Akin Adesokan’s recent book Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics , which offers a model for interpreting artworks within the many cultural and economic contexts in which they function. The book is structured...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 16–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Caitlin Beach In 1919 the sculptor Meta Warrick Fuller modeled the statuette Mary Turner: A Silent Protest against Mob Violence . One of the earliest three-dimensional works of art to address the subject of lynching, the sculpture was dedicated to the memory of Turner, a nineteen-year-old pregnant...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... African American, Latin American, and African and Caribbean women and men were represented in fashion and advertising in the United States. In this interview, we discuss such topics as how race plays a part in the fashion industry, hair styling, and working with models. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... As the first society built entirely on slave labor, Barbados soon became the hegemonic model—what Hilary Beckles identifies as “the Barbados Experiment”—which was then exported throughout the Western hemisphere and had an indelible impact on contemporary African diaspora societies and, we argue, the way...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 202–209.
Published: 01 November 2016
... teacher. The artist would later use the bodies of his audiences to perform new works such as The Passion , where the viewer is invited to wear and model various soccer-fan costumes of their choosing, denuded of team or national references, for a permanent photographic record. Desert researched...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 96–110.
Published: 01 May 2021
... hybrid art/curatorial work in Los Angeles—the 2019 David Hammons show at Hauser and Wirth and the Crenshaw Dairy Mart’s arts activism—to argue for an extension of Enwezor’s model via activist and aesthetic interventions into specific sites and art spaces. © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 David...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2010
... not only is diverse in its tendencies but also relates in diverse ways to different trans/national traditions and models. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 African Screens (Re)Viewed...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 48–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Terry Smith The exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes is the first full-scale Kentridge survey to tour the United States and Europe. Featuring more than 120 animated films, drawings, prints, theater models, and books, it began in March 2009 and ends at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 62–71.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Clyde Taylor This essay attempts to locate the historical significance of Black Arts as a potent, widely social modernism, unlike the café/salon confines of the Paris model. The Black Arts and Black Aesthetics movements were at the center of a rupture of misidentified blackness left over from...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 40–47.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and metaphor, and philosophical accounts of intentionality, social interaction, pedagogical listening, and ethics. It also describes the AACM as exemplifying a broader move by artist collectives from competition-based models of art making to more collaborative notions pursued in many segments of the African...